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AMH2010 Week 1 Lecture Notes

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Notes from syllabus week covering dates 08/23 and 08/25. Topics covered include Native Americans and European Discovery. First day notes are not as heavy since only the last portion of class afte...
U.S. History 1492-1877
Dr. John Sacher
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Date Created: 08/28/16
Native Americans I. When? A. 12,000­15,000 years ago II. How many? A. About 4 million III. Where? A. People from Asia crossed the Bering Strait from Asia into North  America and South America IV. European Contact A. Native Americans lose out on the side of conflict with Europeans  even with there being about 4 million of them 1. Europeans have better war technology: ships with  cannons, guns, horses. Native Americans have maybe bows and arrows 2. Europeans carried diseases that didn’t exist in the  New World and would affect the Natives terribly. Includes smallpox,  typhus, and measles (P.M. Ashburton). 3. Over 90% of all Natives that died were killed by  disease 4. Native American tribes are not all united and won’t  gather to push enemies out   ● Clovis people; hunters in New Mexico ● Pre­Clovis people border of South Carolina and Georgia ● Cahokia was the largest Native American city in North America, in Illinois European “Discovery” I. European Contact II. Portuguese, Spanish, French III. England/Virginia A. Problems B. Solutions C. Other Southern Colonies ­Columbian Exchange: exchange of goods, ideas, diseases, plants, and animals ­Atlantic World ­Cortes: gets offer to serve in Spanish navy in Cuba, doesn’t get the fame he expected; heard  about the Aztecs and a land of wealth so he sails there to conquer the land; burns his ships so  his men can’t go back; 200 tons of gold and 16,000 tons of silver were brought to Spain ­Richard Hakluyt’s argument regarding why England should plant colonies: 1. To extend reform religion 2. To expand trade 3. To increase English revenues (i.e. precious metals) ­Caravel: to travel; 66 x 17 ft; durable and maneuverable ­Prince Henry the Navigator ­Christopher Columbus: asks King and Queen to finance his trip; thought he had found the  Indies and not a new continent; establishes the idea that Europeans are here to stay ­Ponce de Leon: travels to Florida ­Sir Walter Raleigh: sends expedition to the outer banks of North Carolina and later sends  people over to Roanoke Island ­Roanoke: home of Lost colony; the people here vanished and left the carving “Croatoan” in the  trees  ­Joint Stock Company: people invested in this to make profit in the New World; created the  Jamestown settlement ­Jamestown: Virginia; had problems; had about 105 guys; John Smith said people had to work  to eat; people kicked John Smith out and so came the starving winter; colony first shrinks from  105 settlers in 1607 to 60 in 1610, but later there are 800 in 1622 and continues growing to  8,100 in 1640 **between 1607 and 1622, 4,279 settlers arrive. Between 1625 and 1640 15,000  arrive ­John Smith ­John Rolfe ­Powhatan: wants to take the 105 guys to work for him ­Pocahontas: saves John Smith as the Powhatan are about to kill him, but Europeans thought  him being saved was a sign from God that if they kept trying they would conquer the Indians;  she becomes liaison between the Natives and Europeans ­Headrights ­House of Burgesses ­Indentured Servants ­Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) ­Barbados ­“A colony of a colony” ­James Oglethorpe ● Native Americans didn’t view land as being owned by anyone so when  Americans would pay to use it and end up making it their own it would start problems ● Reasons people would go to America: land, money, trade, fame, precious  metals, religious freedom ● French get the Mississippi River, the most important transport river


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