Originally Posted by onehandbh
My calling the initial European settlers
"illegal immigrants" isn't totally
correct, but the early Europeans who
came to the US didn't exactly check
with the Native Americans if it was
ok to take over the land, etc.
There were people living for a long
time in the part of North America
now known as the USA long before
the European setters came and formed
I've always found it ironic that kids in the US are taught that America was "discovered" by a European, when there were millions of people living here for hundreds of years before or more. Europeans came here to escape tyranny and became conquers to those who lived here. I'm American and love this country, but living in an international family gives a different perspective on many things, including history.