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Worlds collide (1491-1607)

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Thinking like a historianHow to read a document: source identificationHow to read a document: analyzing a historical textAvoiding common mistakes in historical essays
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Native American societies before contactAmerican Indian culture of the SouthwestAmerican Indian culture of the WestAmerican Indian culture of the NortheastAmerican Indian culture of the SoutheastAmerican Indian culture of the PlainsLesson summary: Native American societies before contactPre-colonization European societyAfrican societies and the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade
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Motivation for European conquest of the New WorldOrigins of European exploration in the AmericasChristopher ColumbusConsequences of Columbus's voyage on the Tainos and EuropeThe Columbian ExchangeThe Columbian ExchangeEnvironmental and health effects of European contact with the New WorldLesson summary: The Columbian Exchange
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Spanish colonizationThe Spanish conquistadores and colonial empirePueblo uprising of 1680Comparing European and Native American culturesLesson summary: The Spanish empire
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The history of North America began long before Columbus set foot in a new world. But once he did, things would never be the same.