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Week 1 notes

by: Madeline DeGrace

Week 1 notes Hist 1160

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These notes cover the first day of class
US History to 1865
Sharon Simmons
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madeline DeGrace on Monday January 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Hist 1160 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Sharon Simmons in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see US History to 1865 in History at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Date Created: 01/11/16
Age of European Exploration  The Portuguese, Italians, and Spanish o Ability to get to the New World became possible with better technology o Ships were more sea­worthy; navigation tools became available  Columbus and New Spain o Columbus pitched his idea for 10 years o People thought the world was bigger than Columbus thought/ calculated  Queen Isabella eventually sponsors him  Pre­Coulmbian: before 1492  Portugal goes opposite way of Columbus o Colonizes India  Spanish and Portuguese divide the world in half o Pope decided which half each country gets  Conquistadors o “The Conquerors” o Find Mexico City; other Aztec empires o Aztecs were easily conquered because they didn’t have weapons or horses  New France o Looking for Northwest Passage (to take them directly to China) o Quebec and Montreal (Fur Trade) o Fur Trade caused war between Native American tribes o Mississippi was discovered  New Netherlands o Looking for profit (Spice trade), not land o Colonized New York


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