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Week One Notes

by: Alison McEwin

Week One Notes History 1320

Alison McEwin
Texas State
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History US to 1877
Ron Johnson

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History US to 1877
Ron Johnson
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alison McEwin on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 1320 at Texas State University taught by Ron Johnson in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see History US to 1877 in History at Texas State University.


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Date Created: 01/28/16
US History to 1877 Week 1 The first Americans The Aztecs of Mexico The Iroquois of Eastern North America Migrated by boat from Asia or crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia to modern day Alaska about 1400 years ago They were hunter gathers when they rst came here and later became Agricultural Mesoamerica present day Mexico and Northern Central AmericaPeru The Maya 03 The Yucatan Peninsula 03 They had Math Architecture Sculpture Astrology A unique system of writing eotihuacan Population 200000 Had a divine king Calendars remember 2012 There were more than 50 states in their territory Numeral System 0 HVVVVV VVVVV The Aztecs The Aztec Empire was led by a people called the Mexica They would dominate neighboring tribes and force the dominated people to give tribute to them If you resisted the Mexica you were killed If you didn t give a good enough tribute you would lose socialeconomic class in the Aztec Empire 39339 Early 14th Century 0 Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325 gt The temple of this city was captured by Hernan Cortez 0 They controlled the territory from the Paci c to the Gulf Coast The First Americans NEED TO KNOW involves the evaluation of varying degrees of diverse freedoms excerised by different groups within an appropriate historical context 03 Different groups have varying de nitions of freedom It changes over time within old and new groups 03 Focus on How changes of freedom occur within and against groups ina particular time period Against Groups One group has freedom and one doesn t NO Just because one group has freedom doesn t mean someone else doesn t have any freedom It s a more and less balance No one has complete freedom in this world so your de nition of freedom in crucial We ll see this when we go over the Mexica and the Spanish dealing with the conquered tribes


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