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1 Europes Impact on the New World... and what the New World taught Europe.

2 The Explorers ColumbusWanted to find a short route to Asia. Bumped into the New World by mistake. HudsonHenry Hudson was looking for a northern passage to Asia. CoronadoLooking for the 7 cities of gold Marquette French In 1673 He and Louis Jolliet, explored and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River.

3 Columbus Crosses the Atlantic The Spanish had three reasons for exploration: – gold – land – religion

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5 This exploration brought about great changes for Europe and the natives. Brainstorm… What types of changes? What types of changes? Did the Europeans know what they were doing? Did the Europeans know what they were doing?

6 * Colonization – the establishment of distant settlements controlled by the parent country. * The Spanish established settlements or colonies using the following tactics: superior weaponry forced labor *Disease ravaged the Native Americans; measles, mumps, chickenpox, small pox and typhus. By 1600, it is estimated that only 1 in 25 native peoples survive the epidemics.

7 Brainstorm… As a landowner looking to get rich what do you do now?

8 The Slave Trade Begins As more natives died of disease African slavery became an essential part of the European-American economic system. o The labor of one …[African]…[is] more valuable than that of four Indians; every effort should be made to bring many…[Africans] from Guinea. Bartolome De Las Casas

9 When Europe started to come to the New World they influenced many areas of daily life. Europeans also learned some new things from the natives. The exchange of ideas can be broken into 5 areas: 1.Religion 2. Economics 3. Food 4. Government 5. Social

10 Brainstorm… What is the end result of this exploration? – religious? – economic? – food? – government? – social?

11 Religion ConversionMost explorers wanted to convert the natives to Catholic or Protestant. The natives religion wasnt understood so it must be wrong. AtahualpaLeader of the Incas. Captured by Pizzaro and held for ransom. He was to be killed but was offered a quick death if he converted to Catholicism.

12 Economics GOLDLets face it, the Spanish wanted gold. Treasure ships were built to haul back the loot. EnglandSaw the New World as a giant raw materials location. TradeThis was done with the Columbian Exchange. Plants, animals, and diseases.

13 The development of the new world created profound changes in the new and old world. The exchange of plants, animals and ideas is known as the Columbian Exchange. The development of the new world created profound changes in the new and old world. The exchange of plants, animals and ideas is known as the Columbian Exchange. Atlantic Ocean Americas to Europe, Africa and Asia Europe, Africa and Asia to Americas Corn Potato Pumpkin Turkey Cacao Bean Disease Livestock Citrus Coffee

14 Food To EuropeBeans, Cocoa, Corn, Peanuts, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tobacco, and Tomatoes To New WorldBananas, Citrus, Grains, Peaches, Pears, & Sugarcane

15 Government MatriarchalWomen lead the society. This was found among the natives. Why? IroquoisIt was made up of the ConfederacyMohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga & Seneca nations. This idea was adopted as the first government of the U.S.

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17 Discuss Why did European explorers believe they could simply claim lands for their home countries, even though these lands were already populated? What impact did the Columbian Exchange have on peoples lives throughout the world? Why did Europeans want to colonize the Americas?

18 Map Activity Using Page 43, Map the exploration routes for: –Columbus –Hudson –Joliet and Marquette –Magellan –Coronado –Cortez On the Back –Define: Encomienda system, Joint-Stock Companies –Explain the different reasons for colonization –Explain Columbian Exchange and discuss the effects of the European contact in the Americas.


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