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17th Century
 Captain John Smith is Saved by Pocahontas, 1608
A young Indian girl saves an English adventurer from execution.

 Aboard the Mayflower, 1620
"...the ship was thoroughly shaken, and her upper works made very leaky." The Pilgrims brave the dangers of the sea to make a new home.

 The First Thanksgiving, 1621
"...for three days we entertained and feasted."

 The Price of Adultery in Puritan Massachusetts, 1641
Eighteen-year-old Mary Latham pays the ultimate penalty for violating the moral laws of her Puritan community.

 Living Among the Mohawks, 1644
"The children and young folks to ten, twelve and fourteen years of age go stark naked." A Dutch minister describes living among the Mohawks.

 The Execution of Charles I, 1649
The King loses his head during the English Civil War

 The Great Fire of London, 1666
The Fire ravages London creating devastation rivaling that of the German bombing raids of World War II.

 Inside The Court of Louis XIV, 1671
A magnificent feast, a harried chef, a suicide - all in one night. A letter sheds light on life in the court of the "Sun King."

 New York City, 1679
"...he was so rough that even the roughest and most godless of our sailors were astonished." Take a stroll through New York City in its early days.

 The Salem Witch Trials, 1692
Salem Witch Trials The Puritans of Salem Village
hunt for witches within their midst.

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