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Jamestown and Plymouth: America's Parent Colonies

America's Quadricentennial provides a time when Americans of all persuasions can rejoice together that the seeds planted at her birth were of such quality as to bring forth the civil liberty we still enjoy today. Yet, those conducting the "commemoration" (one cannot say celebration these days) of America's four hundredth birthday find it difficult to give honor to whom honor is due.

It is common today to view all the European settlements, especially Jamestown and Plymouth, as "an invasion." Since we must come to conclusions based upon a bias of historic interpretations (all have such a bias), it may be important to highlight the biased assumptions of some of today's historians.