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Week 1and 2 Notes

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Week 1and 2 Notes History 225

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I combined week 1 and week 2 due to school cancellations and holidays.
U.S. History
Dr. Steven Reich
Class Notes
history, US History, JMU




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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madison Sundberg on Sunday February 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 225 at James Madison University taught by Dr. Steven Reich in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 111 views. For similar materials see U.S. History in History at James Madison University.


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Date Created: 02/07/16
1/11 Indians and the New World (Lecture notes, Reich). • “Discovery Paradigm”- did the Europeans actually discover the Americas in 1492? • Columbian Exchange: Germs and microbes were brought over from Europe causing rapid climate change, as well as rapid environmental change o Plants and organisms began to die o Horses originated in the New World, died, and were reintroduced by Columbus Contact (Lecture notes, Reich). • How the Europeans encountered Indians was not much different than how rival tribes encountered each other • European contact was new to Indians o Attitude of Europeans toward Indians was exclusionary ▯ Europeans described them as “part of the environment” o Europeans found extermination acceptable o Europeans arrived in relentless waves • Europeans brought over items that sped up destruction o Firearms o Alcohol: rum, Indians predisposed to alcoholism o Number of Europeans arriving o Fighting over property rights o New warfare methods o Disease: smallpox ▯ Elderly and young decimated ▯ Knowledge of tribes were eradicated with older generation and next generation gone ▯ Left few able bodied Indians left o 9 out of 10 die 1/20 Benjamin Franklin (Lecture notes, Reich) • Benjamin Franklin spread the idea of the self-made man throughout the colonies • Felt that labor was a good thing, not a curse o Labor and hard work was only positive if you received compensation for your work Origins of the Revolution (Lecture notes, Reich) • The actions and sacrifice of ordinary Americans allowed the Revolution to spark o Without support from citizens, the United States would have never achieved independence • Political and social tensions arose in U.S. o Riots over land/property rights The Reorganization of Britain after 1763 • What was the cost of world supremacy? o Finally defeated largest rival, France, after 50 yrs. at war o Britain immediately went bankrupt ▯ Solution to bankruptcy: Tax Americans Works Cited Reich, Steven. “The Indians’ New World.” James Madison University. Harrison Hall, Harrisonburg, VA. 11 January 2016. Lecture. Reich, Steven. “The Origins of the American Revolution I.” James Madison University. Harrison Hall, Harrisonburg, VA. 20 January 2016. Lecture.


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