In the 15th century, two to 18 million Native Americans lived in what is now the U.S.A.
Population 1630 - 2000
Immigration 1821 - 2004
The term"America" was originally applied to South America and the West Indies; later for the lands of the Western Hemisphere.
Land Area 1790 - 2000
Dutch traders adopted it as a money substitute
and wampun was used in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Virginia. Money consisted of gold and silver coins from England,
Spain and other countries. The Spanish Dollar served as the "unofficial"
national currency of the American colonies. The first paper money was
issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690.
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