Breaking Away from Britain. Unit 1 Lesson 1A: Origins of the American Nation: The New World. L.E.Q.: How did European exploration and colonization effect Native American and European cultures?. Drill:
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Unit 1 Lesson 1A: Origins of the American Nation: The New World
Based on these images, what conclusions do you have about the interactions between Europeans and Native Americans?
one = Alaska
- some remained nomadic
- some relied heavily on farming
15,000 years ago
- God: spread Christianity
- Glory: bring honor to country and increase power and control
- Gold: increase wealth of the country and status
(entry from Columbus’ journal – 13 October 1942)
- Other European leaders fund expeditions to the Americas
- Europeans begin to see themselves as superior
- Columbian Exchange
Sum it Up:
Describe the effects of European exploration on both the Native Americans and Europeans.
Read pages 4-6 of Lesson 1: Origins of the American Nation and take notes
Why were Europeans able to colonize the Americas with relative ease?
European colonists arrive in America to appropriate land.
Cartoonist: Madden, Chris
Colonization of South America
What is mercantilism? In the case of European colonization, who benefited most from this economic system?