Christopher Columbus was the first European to arrive in the Americas in This sailor from Genoa now part of Italy was funded by the Spanish king and queen. He landed in the Bahamas, a small group of islands in the Caribbean and claimed the land for Spain. Shortly afterwards, the Spanish defeated the Aztec people.
From Jamestown to the French and Indian War. Students will discuss possible answers to the following essential questions: Identity — What were the chief similarities and differences among the develop of English, Spanish, Dutch, and French colonies in America?
Work, Exchange, and Technology — How did distinct economic systems, most notably a slavery system based on African labor, develop in British North America? What was their effect on emerging cultural and regional differences? Peopling — Why did various colonists go to the New World?
How did the increasing integration of the Atlantic world affect the movement of peoples between its different regions?
Politics and Power — In what ways did the British government seek to exert control over its American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries?
America in the World — How did competition between European empires around the world affect relations among the various peoples in North America? Environment and Geography — How and why did the English American colonies develop into distinct regions? Colonial society before the war for independence; colonial rivalries; the Seven Years War; pirates and other democrats; role of women before, during, and after ; Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the rise of political parties, national identity; work and labor free and unfree ; regional economical differences.
In the late eighteenth century, new experiments with democratic ideas and republican forms of government, as well as other new religious, economic and cultural ideas, challenged traditional imperial systems across the Atlantic World.
Migration within North America, cooperative interactions and competitions for resources raised questions about boundaries and policies, intensified conflicts among peoples and nations, and led to contests over the creation of a multiethnic, multiracial national identity.
History Log — notes and short answer writings based on readings. Using these articles as well as the primary documents from the period, students will write an essay responding to the following: Based on the arguments provided by Zinn and Wood as well as the primary source documents, to what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change society?
In your answer, be sure to address the political, economic, and social effects of the Revolution in the period from to Then students will write a short analysis of the significant of both events as a link between the American Revolution and the creation of a new nation. Students will list 10 events that led directly to the Revolution.
Students will defend their choices, the pick the one event that made the Revolution inevitable. Six Degrees of Separation: Unit Exam — multiple choice, short answer questions, long essay, document-based essay.
During this unit students will discuss possible answers to the following essential questions: How did different social group identities evolve during the revolutionary struggle? How did leaders of the new United States attempt to form a national identity?
Work, Exchange, and Technology: How did the newly independent United States attempt to formulate a national economy? How did the revolutionary struggle and its aftermath reorient white-American Indian relations and affect subsequent population movements? How did the ideology behind the revolution affect power relationships between different ethnic, racial, and social groups?
America in the World: How did the revolution become an international conflict involving competing European and American powers? How did the geographical and environment characteristics of regions open up to white settlements after affect their subsequent development?
Ideas, Beliefs, and Culture: Why did the patriot cause spread so quickly among the colonists after ?About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
In the settlement of America we have to observe how European life entered the continent, and how America modified and developed that life and reacted on Europe. Our early history is the study of European germs developing in an American environment. Demographic and Environmental Changes. Printer Friendly. Early Modern Period. Demographic and Environmental Changes Diseases Unintended part of global exchange ; Similar to transportation of bubonic plague from Asia to Europe on ships yellow fever, malaria, smallpox, measles to Americas/syphilis to Europe Comparative Population. The U.S. later established diplomatic relations with South Africa in following the United Kingdom's recognition of South Africa's domestic and external autonomy within the British Empire. Until the s, the South African Government followed a policy of white domination over the majority black population, and, after , racial.
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45th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY Tobacco was the safest and most stable currency that the Chesapeake colonies had or could have, and it always had a value in exchange for gold. As economic subsidiaries of England, the Chesapeake Colonies were bound by the mercantile system. Early America Lecture/Discussion Notes.
Ms. Thomas. WHAT WAS THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE? DESCRIBE ITS EFFECTS. the transfer of NEW plants, animals, and bacteria between Europe, Africa, and the Americas major population BOOM!
San Francisco rapidly became a major city and port. very diverse population. Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North .
In the settlement of America we have to observe how European life entered the continent, and how America modified and developed that life and reacted on Europe. Our early history is the study of European germs developing in an American environment.
The most severe effects were probably felt in central America, where population density increased significantly. Small civilizations and nomadic groups that were easy on the environment were replaced by ever larger empires that claimed rain forest and other natural habitats.