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History 102

by: Katelyn Burkett

History 102 HISTORY 102 - 0002

Katelyn Burkett
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
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U.S. History Since 1877
Rebecca Davis
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Discovery of America Did Columbus discover America? A. No Vikings and Indians did a. China and Africans claim to have discovered it before him too B. He started the process of  Vespucci Amerigo­ Italian merchant who puts his name on clams that new world is a  giant land mass A. He gets credit for this Columbian exchange­ exchange of plants and animals between the new world and the old world A. Diseases were also exchanged  b. Bloody flux­ can’t keep down food or water c. one of the first epidemic that killed many new Americans C. Syphilis­ went from the new world to the old world d. Became very deadly in Europe New world food a. corn, grain, and potatoes more calories and protein b. very cheap to grow c. made population increase America Becomes Valuable Hernando Cortez (1519­ Mexico)­ Conquistador A. Discovers Aztec empire B. He trespassed were they did human sacrificed (Tenocititlan) and murdered the Aztec emperor Montezuma e. Hernando discovers gold mines and other treasures f. Gold becomes a medium of exchange Fransico (1530’s)­ Conquistador A. Discovers Inca Empire B. There is gold and silver England King Henry gets syphilis and passes I to his wife Queen Catherine A. The queen can’t deliver a healthy baby other than her Daughter Marry Annul­ only way to get out of marriage in this time perod a. Marriage was considered sacrament  b. The pope decides what happens  *Spain no longer supports the Catholic Church 1529: King Henry declares  the Church of England A. The head of the Church is the Monarch B. This way Henry gets a divorce nd Ann Boyler­ 2  wife a. She accused of treason b. Has a daughter named Elizabeth Catherine­ 3  wife a. Has a son named Edward b. She dies shortly after childbirth *King Henry dies in 1547 and had a total of 6 wives Spanish Government a. Believes Marry has the right to the English thrown b. Edward was 9 when King Henry died Marry become the queen of England a. She issues declaration outlawing the Church of England 1540’s­ Many loyal people to the Church of England a. Marry executes/trials these people  b. Gets nickname “Bloody Marry” c. 10 years after King Henry’s death Marry dies of cancer *Elizabeth becomes queen in 1557 B. She brings back Church of England b. Now Catholics are trialed C. She did not believed in spending money on the military  The Spanish gov’t hated Queen Elizabeth because she encouraged the formation of Joint Stock  Company.  Royal Africa Company­ Middle 16  century a. Transports slaves to the atlantic Spanish Armada (1588)­ Spain Declares war and invades England a. They are destroyed by a storm before they get there. b. Privateers­ (ship owners) attack the remaining ships c. England becomes very powerful after this World Power­ Colonies are a big sign of world power a. Queen Elizabeth realizes this cost money  b. She uses money for joint stock company Virginia Company of London (1600’s) a. Named after Queen Elizabeth b. Put colony in New World c. Main trade with glass and timber James Stuart (King of Scotts) A. Becomes King James I of England (1603­1625) James Town; James River a. Established by Virginia Comp. in 1607 “Adventure” Adventurers­ men coming from England to America for new opportunities a. They would work for so many years and then get their own land nd 2  Sons of England was operating under primogeniture (rich stay rich) a. Give oldest son everything b. Find a male era in bigger family John Smith­ Forced adventurers to work John Rafe (1614)­Stole Tobacco seeds  a. Saves the company with the profit from tobacco


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