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Map 1: British and Spanish claims in the southeast.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

St. Augustine was established by the Spanish in 1565 and Charleston (first known as Charles Town) by the British in 1760.

Questions for Map 1

1. Note the northernmost limit of the land claimed by Spain and the southernmost limit of land claimed by Britain (the Carolina Grant). How is it possible that more than one country could claim the same land?

2. Locate Charleston, South Carolina, and St. Augustine, Florida, and the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Why did Britain establish a colony in this particular area?

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