Europe, the Americas, and Africa . Conquest in the Americas . The Conquistadors Herman Cortez in Mexico Fall of the Aztecs “Broken spears lie in the road;/We have torn our hair with grief./The houses are roofless now, and their walls are red with blood” .
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Europe, the Americas, and Africa
1. SUPERIOR MILITARY TECHNOLOGY
-NATIVE POPULATION DECREASES
-DEMORALIZATION OF NATIVES
Using your notes/the text book fill in the social class pyramid
Blackbeardthe infamous pirate wasknown for his grotesque appearance and for rubbing tallow in his hair prior to battle and lighting it just before the fight
What problems did settlers in New France face?
What traditions of government evolved in the 13 English colonies?
How did competition for power affect Europeans and Native Americans?
Due to its harsh climate and vast wilderness, the population of New France grew slowly.
“We, whose names are underwritten…having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…a voyage to plant [a] colony in the [Americas]…do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws…as shall be thought most [fitting] and convenient for the general good of the colony.”- Mayflower Compact
People in the English colonies enjoyed representative self-government and political rights and freedoms
Enslaved Africans shipped across the Atlantic to work on tobacco and sugar plantations in the Americas.
Europeans relied on African rulers and traders to seize captives in the interior and bring them to coastal trade posts and fortresses.
The slave trade intensified as the demand for slaves increased in the Americas and the demand for luxury goods increased in Africa.
By the 1800s, an estimated 11 million enslaved Africans had reached the Americas. Another 2 million probably died during the Middle Passage.
How did European explorations lead to a global exchange?
What impact did the commercial revolution and mercantilism have on European economies?
How did these changes affect ordinary people?
The opening of direct links with Asia, Africa, and the Americas had far-reaching economic consequences for Europeans.