Why is Fort Christina important to Delaware?


Why is Fort Christina important to Delaware?

Queen Christina of Sweden

Christina was born in 1626, the daughter of the famous Gustavus Adolphus and his wife, Maria Eleanor. Her father died before she was six, leaving her as queen-elect at that young age. She learned directly from Descartes and made many progressive decisions within her nation, but was plagued by financial difficulties and stunned everyone when she abdicated her throne in 1654.

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Fort Christina was the site of the landing of the first Swedish (and Finnish) expedition to the New World. They built the fort, named after the young...

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New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements


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Several European nations tried to establish colonies in America including France, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Explore the early colonies in North America, what they succeed in, how they eventually fell, and who took over.

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