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Survey of United States History I

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Survey of United States History I HIST 2010

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Roxanne Reinger on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 2010 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Jonathan Foster in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see /class/213081/hist-2010-middle-tennessee-state-university in History at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 09/23/15
Traditional Theory Beringia Land Bridge 0 bridge between Asia and NA 0 up to 1000 miles wide Recent Scholarship more diverse and older arrivals 0 came around by boat on the coast 0 10000 to 12000 years ago First Americans 9500 BC 0 stone tools and projectile points 5000 BC 0 hunting and gathering predominate 20001500 BC 0 permanent towns develop with more social structure Signi cant Cultures in Middle and South America Maya they disappear few if not only to have a complex written language knowledge of mathmatics Main city Chichen ltza Toltec very warlike from nothern mexico Aztec claims the toltec as ancestors from the center of mexico very large empire has alliances with other groups Main City Tenochtitlan very advanced drawbridges and such lnca largest geographic empire 1000 miles long reaching from Mexico to Peru elaborate bureaucracy ef cient transportation systems PWNT T WNT WNT NJ WNT T 5 paved roadways good record keepers Both Aztec and Inca empires fall very quickly when small European groups come into their lands Signi cant Cultures in North America PWNT WH WNT NJ WNT T AdenaHopewell 800 BC600 AD burrial mounds that were shaped like animals welldeveloped social structure had large trade routes Mississippian 6001500 AD peaks in 1300 influenced or came from a common origin ofthe Aztecs human sacri ce in some cultures PuebloHohokan 400 BC1400 AD built their dwellings in cliffs had advanced systems of irrigation SW area Diverse cultures with many groups and tens of thousands of people existed by the time Columbus arrived in 1492 Regional Groupings at Contact Eastern Woodlands o settled Great Plains o o o o nomadic hunter oriented moves with the seasons Western diverse within the region itself coastline shing rainfallagriculture etc Norse Vikings 1 Erik the Red 1 exiled for murder comes to Greenland and gets the idea to settle the area 2 survives for a while but then dies out 2 Leif Eriksson 1 explores North America 2 settlements in North America dies out Viking era1500 High middle ages Renaissance period of great change promotes age of exploration 0 Gutenberg press was created 0 rebirth of classical learnings Urbanization increases with more people moving towards cities Trade is greatly increased People seek water routes Educational improvements start enclosing of areas for private use creates a more impoverished class that moves into the cities monarchies become stronger Portugal Prince Henry reigns looks for a water route to India 0 1418 information service that brings together all known charts 0 1422 maps the coast of Africa 0 1466 reaches equator o 1486 rounds southern tip of Africa Bartholomew Diaz 0 1498 Dagama reaches India by rounding Africa


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