U.S. Colonization v Immigration, part II

As mentioned previously in our essay’s entitled, U.S. Colonization v Immigration, a short description, if you will about how America, although having a defunct Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was originally established by colonists from northern and north-western European countries.

These “colonists” were on a mission of settlement. When people are granted a charter and furthermore financed and funded by governments, corporations, as well as other businesses to seek unknown territory for the purpose of settling — and then developing said settlement into that which is their’s, is not immigration at all. Immigration on the other hand is the process of temporarily relocating to a well-established settlement mainly for the sake of earning money.

Strictly speaking, the first settlers to come to this country were not immigrants at all, but colonists, a distinction between the founders of a nation and later additions to it that has been largely forgotten.

Those who are against illegal immigration should hone in on their American history skills and be prepared, more than prepared-qualified-to discuss our present day atrocious situation.

For starters it is important that all of us, albeit, for illegal immigration or against the shameless act, need to come to a working set of definitions. Let me illustrate:

In the strictest terms the first settlers to come to this land mass were not immigrants at all; rather they were colonists, which is a distinction between the founders of a nation and the later additions to that nation. The first colonists to this land date as far back as 986 AD as Norsemen led by navigator Bharni Herjulfson who was leading a settlement to join Eric the Red’s settlement known to be a coastal community on Greenland. During torrent seas and wayward winds he was blown off course and sighted an unidentified land mass.

Not long after, Leif Ericson, son of Eric the Red explored the coast of North America and establishment he called “Vinland.” In the 1960s evidence of such a settlement was unearthed at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Of course not to be out done, Leif also had brothers, Thorvald and Thorstein, who were great navigators of the sea and chartered much more of the North American coast. It is now believed that each established a settlement (albeit temporary) in what is now New England.

There were many, many more sailings with discovery in mind by the French, other Norsemen, and the English. Indeed the first Puritan’s that settled in the New England colonies during the first wave of settlement and often referred to as the “Puritan Wave” of 1629 to 1641.

From this point it is extraordinarily important to understand that although in the southeast, especially what is present day Florida, many Spaniards, Portuguese, Caribs, and a wayward entrepreneur with a boat of African prisoners-of-war, crashed into Florida, the Caribbean islands, and of course the Outer Banks area off the middle colonies coast.

As in the case of St. Augustine, Florida, who boast being America’s first established settlement by the Spaniards in the late 1500s. It is important to establish this working definition “established settlement.” Don’t get too excited and start making claims to Florida inasmuch as the entire settlement was sold off to the French, Seminole Indians, Haiti, and a host of others. Thank you for reading…

More later…

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