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Introductory Notes

by: Steven Quaranto

Introductory Notes

Steven Quaranto
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This are the very first notes from the very beginning of class. We go over early civilizations and the very early history of the Americas
Professor Stott
One Day of Notes
history, America, Early, Early America
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Date Created: 09/02/14
HIST 1310 Prof Stott Monday August 25 2014 Intro to American History Introduction Names Italicized Dates Bolded Events Underlined The Uses of History To explain our past To be prepared for the future The European Context The Protestant Reformation ID 1517 Martin Luther criticized the Catholic Church People began to flock to the religion Protestant in rebellion of the Catholic Church Both Christian Catholics had the CounterReformation to bring their message to more people included using force The Monarch and the Catholic church were very close so the Reformation affected both church and state St Bartholomew s Day massacre of Protestants in France 1572 Puritans wanted to purify the Anglican Church Bright Side Luther s rebellion inspired people to question established beliefs Henry the 8th 14911574 Created the Church of England Anglican Church making England a Protestant Nation Established Religions In Virginia the established religion was the Anglican Church 1500 s England was swarmed with religious problems coming with the formation of the Church of England The European Geopolitical Situation Spain HIST 1310 Prof Stott Monday August 25 2014 1600 s Spain wealthiest nation due to the head start in colonization of the new world Cortez s Conquest 1521 Overtook the Aztec s wealth of gold and silver sending back shiploads to Spain Inca Conquest 1535 Overtook Inca in Peru and their wealth Develops strong army and navy with newfound wealth England Very late into colonization Government in England did not support the idea of colonization like Spain did Religious ideals were not a part of colonization like it was with the Spaniard 1588 England defeats Spanish Armada England was becoming over popuated which was perfect for colonization convincing the Government to start colonizing 1620 Virginia Company along with Pilgrims came to NA for wealth 1630 Puritans found Massachusetts Bay Colony


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