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HISTWk1 Hist 2110

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Survey of United States History
Dr. Conner
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Pope on Friday September 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Hist 2110 at Georgia State University taught by Dr. Conner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views.


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Date Created: 09/02/16
Survey of United States History 2110 Week 1 Spain and France in the New World Central Americas ­ 20 million, large region ­ Aztecs, Warrior Tribe = conquering and subjugating of neighbors.  Conquer tribes, then force tribute giving (crops, cattle, medals, prisoners for labor**) RELIGION practice is gory, captured prisoners = sacrifice for gods. Eastern Woodland ­ smaller region, 5 million, spread out ­ Creeks, Cherokee, Iroquois = farmers, permanent settlers  1400’s Europe ­ Shift towards merchant, commercialized society. West Europe – route to Asia around  Italian middlemen (Italy rules trading post from Europe to Asia) ­ Protestant Reformation, creates rivalry – England + Spain = Catholic  ­ Hernando Cortez, Spanish conquistador 19 upon arrival in New World, builds reputation  for 15 years.  Leaves with 800 soldiers, lands in Mexico. Seizes Aztec Empire in 18 months; Disease kills  many, advanced weaponry, steel armor and swords, horses (psychological effects really take  down Natives) Native tribes who fear Aztec ally w/Cortez. Justification in taking down empire – demonic  practices of worship. ­ Pope says all land in the New World belongs to Spain, given by God. Wrote  proclamation to be read to Natives, and given time to respond. Two choices; renounce  their religious ways and not die if they choose to follow God, follow through with their  daily and not renounce their religion and die. ­ Encomienda – labor policy = reward for conquistadors, captured land of Natives given to  soldiers in return for protection (Natives must also be Christians) H/e Soldiers exploit  Natives for labor = death (over­exertion, disease) ­ Spanish colonization = forced labor and death, violent colonization French Colonization  ­ French looking to convert, choose to build alliance for fur trade (no forcing of religion  upon Natives) ­ Columbian Exchange – transfer of ideologies, commerce and society from Old World to  New World ­ Consequences of the Fur Trade – Natives want European weapons to conquer other  Natives lands for their hunting animals, to make more money in trade.


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