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Into The Wild Essay

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The Meeting of CulturesCh. 1Due:M.C. Test:In this chapter, we see how invading Europeans affected Native American culture. I.B. and A.P. find the collision of cultures a fascinating subject. This chapter sets the groundwork for understanding the tensions that emerge among ethnic groups throughout American History.Chapter Summary:Before European explorers arrived in the Americas, Native Americans had developed many forms of social organizations that differed from one another in their levels of achievement. Europeans, concerned first with exploiting the ...view middle of the document...

In the Spanish colonies the Catholic Church was instrumental in this effort. To help make up for the Native Americans' labor lost through wars and epidemics, Europeans brought in African slaves, who added to the cultural diversity of America. Conflicts in the Old World spilled over into the new as different nations got into the race for colonies, and the many connections between events in the Americas and the rest of the world became apparent. By the end of the sixteenth century, the age of discovery was all but over, and the great era of colonization, especially English colonization, was about to begin.Guiding Questions:In what ways was the early history of the Americas a Red, White and Black collision?Compare and contrast England's early efforts at colonization to Spain's. Be sure to take into account the incentives and sequence of the events.In what ways did the Columbian Exchange impact the lives of Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans?How did the diverse patterns of European colonization by countries such as Spain, France, and England impact Native Americans?Terms, Concepts, NamesEnglish Reformation Calvinist Puritans "Separatists" Elizabeth IJames I Sir Humphrey Gilbert Enclosure movement Merchant CapitalismMercantilism Coureurs de bois Sir Francis Drake Roanoke Sir Walter Raleigh

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