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1 European Exploration of Georgia

2 Europeans traveled to the Americas in the late 15th century for: 1. Riches 2. Spreading of Christianity 3. Escape of hardships 1. Riches 2. Spreading of Christianity 3. Escape of hardships

3 The conditions in the Americas were so harsh for the European explorers because of the 1.Harsh Climate 2.Hostile Native Americans 3.Distance from home 1.Harsh Climate 2.Hostile Native Americans 3.Distance from home

4 Europeans changed the way of life for Native Americans by giving them Guns – made hunting easier and could be used for protection. Horses – help travel and trade more easily Christianity – spread the word of God throughout the New World Disease – killed many of the Native Americans Guns – made hunting easier and could be used for protection. Horses – help travel and trade more easily Christianity – spread the word of God throughout the New World Disease – killed many of the Native Americans

5 The 2 functions that Spanish missions served were 1. To spread Christianity 2. The Native Americans used the Spanish missions to benefit themselves by using the missions to involve themselves with the Europeans. 1. To spread Christianity 2. The Native Americans used the Spanish missions to benefit themselves by using the missions to involve themselves with the Europeans.

6 Slavery was started in the Americas in order to work the sugar plantations Native Americans did not make good slaves because they were susceptible to disease and died

7  It was hard for Europeans to live in the Americas they didn’t know how to live in the new world.  Should the Native Americans have helped the European settlers learn how to farm?  Opinions?  It was hard for Europeans to live in the Americas they didn’t know how to live in the new world.  Should the Native Americans have helped the European settlers learn how to farm?  Opinions?

8 Hernando de Soto  Hernando de Soto was an explorer from Spain.  He was the first European to visit Georgia.  He sailed directly from Spain and landed on the coast of Florida in  Hernando de Soto was an explorer from Spain.  He was the first European to visit Georgia.  He sailed directly from Spain and landed on the coast of Florida in 1539.

9  De Soto’s reason for coming to the New World was for gold.  Do you feel that De Soto’s search for gold was reason enough to rob/kill Native Americans? Explain.  De Soto’s reason for coming to the New World was for gold.  Do you feel that De Soto’s search for gold was reason enough to rob/kill Native Americans? Explain.

10  De Soto traveled all through what is known as the Southeast today.

11  How do you feel De Soto’s troops felt about being led around the southeast for three years with nothing to show for it? Opinions?

12 De Soto’s most important contributions (negative and positive) were: 1.Exploration 2.Destroying Indian Culture 3.Documenting Native American Culture De Soto’s most important contributions (negative and positive) were: 1.Exploration 2.Destroying Indian Culture 3.Documenting Native American Culture

13  De Soto’s party contributed to the demise and collapse of the Native American culture through WARFARE and DISEASE

14  Even though De Soto failed to find gold, future European settlers came to the Americas to find new resources, escape persecution in Europe, and for a fresh start

15 France  The French came to the New World in search of gold in  They started a colony called Charlesfort.  The explorers ran out of supplies and food so they sent a ship back to France for more supplies.  When the ship returned in 1565, the settlers had left.  They also founded a colony called Fort Caroline in what is today known as Florida.  The French came to the New World in search of gold in  They started a colony called Charlesfort.  The explorers ran out of supplies and food so they sent a ship back to France for more supplies.  When the ship returned in 1565, the settlers had left.  They also founded a colony called Fort Caroline in what is today known as Florida.

16 Spain  First came to the New World in search of wealth.  Did not want competition from the French so they destroyed Fort Caroline and set up a mission in  Missions were set up to spread religion and integrate Native Americans into Spanish culture. It was also a place for trading goods.  In 1684, the mission period ended. Missions were left empty. Slave revolts and English raids destroyed the rest.  First came to the New World in search of wealth.  Did not want competition from the French so they destroyed Fort Caroline and set up a mission in  Missions were set up to spread religion and integrate Native Americans into Spanish culture. It was also a place for trading goods.  In 1684, the mission period ended. Missions were left empty. Slave revolts and English raids destroyed the rest.

17 England  Came for two reasons: gold and spread religion.  Great Britain and Spain were enemies.  In 1588, the Spanish Armada, a large fleet of ships was launched against England.  The British defeated the Spanish Armada giving them control of the seas and opening the way for exploring the Americas.  This led to the decline of Spanish power in the Americas.  Came for two reasons: gold and spread religion.  Great Britain and Spain were enemies.  In 1588, the Spanish Armada, a large fleet of ships was launched against England.  The British defeated the Spanish Armada giving them control of the seas and opening the way for exploring the Americas.  This led to the decline of Spanish power in the Americas.

18 England  England came for gold but realized they could make money off items like copper and furs.  They also began enslaving Native Americans and trading them.  The slave trade resulted in the deaths of many Native Americans.  England came for gold but realized they could make money off items like copper and furs.  They also began enslaving Native Americans and trading them.  The slave trade resulted in the deaths of many Native Americans.


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