Casta paintings of the eighteenth century tried to show who was who in New Spain. But reality was much more complicated.
In 1804, Charles IV, King of Spain, issued a legal admonition telling officials not to bury any pregnant woman without giving her a C-section first.
By the time Jamestown, Virginia was settled, St. Augustine, Florida was already 42 years old. The rich history of America's oldest settlement.
Secession doesn't come from one event, but is borne of economic disparities, identity crises, legislative failure, and bad blood.