Jamaica Colonial Records

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Spanish Colonization[edit | edit source]

Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain when he landed in 1494. Great Britain invaded Jamaica, conquering in the 1660s.[1]

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British Colonization (1660s-present)[edit | edit source]

Great Britain gained control of Jamaica in the 1660s. Jamaica became an English colony in 1866, and in 1958 it became a province in the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained independence in 1962.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jamaica," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica, accessed 9 April 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Jamaica," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica, accessed 9 April 2020.