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Europe. A brief look at its early history. Where is Europe?. Early Maps of t he World. Map of Europe (1400- drawn 2000). History of Europe. The first evidence of Humans was 35 000 BC Europeans first started to raise livestock and farm 7000BC.

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A brief look at its early history

History of europe
History of Europe

  • The first evidence of Humans was 35 000 BC

  • Europeans first started to raise livestock and farm 7000BC.

  • Population growth was slow because the people were reluctant to give up the hunter and gatherer life.

  • The move to agriculture was hard, but a lot more reliable.

  • Life was tough, the land was covered in trees and buildings needed to be built.

  • Slowly humans populated the continent

Life of the early europeans
Life of the Early Europeans

  • Many kingdoms developed from these early civilizations.

  • Towns and villages developed all throughout Europe. Many distinct cultures, from Greek, Roman, Norse, French and German.

First nation and european comparison
First Nation and European Comparison

  • They lived much like the First Nations, but evolved at a much quicker rate.

  • A larger population of people lived in Europe

  • They had much more advanced civilizations and technology

European lifestyle
European Lifestyle

  • There were two main types of people in Europe. The nobility and the poor. The nobility were the kings, queens, lords and knights. They had money and

  • The poor /serfs worked to survive but worked for the nobility.

European lifestyle1
European Lifestyle

  • Many wars and crusades were being fought over land and religion.

  • Knights and nobles were thought of as

  • The majority of the population were workers. They made enough money to maybe feed their families and pay taxes to the Nobility.

Jobs of the poor
Jobs of the Poor

  • Farmers

  • Bakers

  • Blacksmiths

  • Builders

  • Masons

  • Clergy

  • Weavers

  • Inns and Bars

  • Mill Worker

Age of exploration
Age of Exploration

  • The renaissance was a time that brought exploration and growth in Europe.

  • People challenged traditional teaching and many great achievements were being made.

  • New discoveries in both land and ideas were happening.

European powers
European Powers

  • Many countries or kingdoms in Europe wanted to accumulate power and wealth.

  • In order to do that, they needed to acquire land and resources.

Acquiring weatlh and power
Acquiring Weatlh and Power

  • If you wanted land, you either went out exploring for new lands and claiming them for your country

  • Or you fought other countries for their land.

Wealth and power
Wealth and Power

  • Countries achieved power and wealth based on how much money they had and by how much land they controlled.

  • The land provided each country with wealth. You mined for gold, silver, jewels, etc.

  • You gathered resources and sold them to others. Ie- lumber, fish, fur.

  • The more money and land you owned, the more powerful you were.

The struggle for number one
The struggle for number one.

  • Countries were constantly at war, each wanted to be the most powerful country.

  • Each country wanted all and were not afraid to fight for it.

  • The more money you had, the larger you could build your army.


  • There was a big push to go and explore new lands.

  • Kings wanted more land, more resources and new discoveries.

  • They also wanted to find easier trade routes to other countries.