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Published on April 7, 2008

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American History:  American History Is history important? Why is it? Why isn’t it? Symbols and History:  Symbols and History Symbols in history contain ideals of a people or country. They provide the individual with a sense of place of belonging within the whole of humanity without which individuals loose a sense of who and what they are. History as a Spiral:  History as a Spiral William Irwin Thompson “History is not linear simply from primitivism to modernity. History ascends in spirals repeating the past and challenging the present.” Between renaissance and inquisition. The past is repeated and unrepeatable. In a global society how do we hold onto our past? Is nationalism a valid assumption? Is the American Century at an end? “A Constitutional society where all men are created equal”:  “A Constitutional society where all men are created equal” The Constitution --what does it mean? Law Rights Reason Rationality Equality What do we value as a people? Character Industry Productivity Efficiency Wealth Security American history changed the world.:  American history changed the world. Discovery of the Globe Freedom from past/traditions, cultures, norm Future expectations CHAPTER 1:  CHAPTER 1 Discovery of a new land Why do people migrate?:  Why do people migrate? Food Land Economic Opportunity Religious Freedom Personal Freedom Fear Coercion When did the 2 major migrations to America Occur:  When did the 2 major migrations to America Occur 35,000-25,000 BC Hunter gathers cross the Being Straight following the ice age 1500-1900 European colonization following the discovery by Columbus and the exploration of Magellan, Drake, Cabot Vespucci Great Civilizations do not develop till 5000-1500 BC:  Great Civilizations do not develop till 5000-1500 BC Key to transition to civilization: Agriculture – Corn, squash, peppers, beans Farming requires specialization, trade and cooperation. Irrigation - Roads - Transportation - Storage What Are the Names and Locations of the Great American Civilizations?:  What Are the Names and Locations of the Great American Civilizations? Aztec – Mexico Mayas – central America Inca – Peru Why? Temperate climates. Plentiful rainfall. Warm waters. Natural defensive barriers of sea, mountains, deserts, jungles. Evolution of North American Indian Tribes:  Evolution of North American Indian Tribes Plains Indians – roam with buffalo and other animal migrations South West Pueblo – farmed in isolation Mid West Iroquois - hunter gatherers South East Cherokee - agricultural and related to Aztec ? What made the league of Iroquois so unique and powerful?:  ? What made the league of Iroquois so unique and powerful? Cayuga Mohawk Oneida Onondaga Seneca A league of nations governed by a council of 5 chiefs who would unite in time of war for common defense. No power to tax, police or interfere with other individuals tribes Section 2 Discovery by Europe:  Section 2 Discovery by Europe Spices – Food preservation, flavor, perfume Gold – fund military conquest Religion – spread Christianity and establish new churches Glory – individual achievement and adventure Competing Nation States:  Competing Nation States Portugal Spain France England KEY INVENTIONS- Astrolabe Compass Who identified America as a new Continent? Order of domination:  Order of domination Spain established hegemony over America 1st. By 1580 Philip II empire stretches from Philippines S. America, Mexico and the American South West. Why does Spain first take and lose control of the new world to France and Great Britain? SECTION 3 English Colonization:  SECTION 3 English Colonization Joint stock companies The British create a way to finance colonization through a very capitalistic notion of sharing the risk for greater potential economic rewards Plymouth Company London Company Why did King James grant these two charters dividing up the Atlantic seaboard? 2 significant Colonies:  2 significant Colonies 1607 Jamestown Tremendous hardship with famine and disease. Saved by native population Pocahontas and the discovery of TOBACCO 1620 Plymouth Colony Tremendous hardships with many lost till assisted by Squanto and taught to plant CORN and, fish and to fertilize Foundations of Liberty:  Foundations of Liberty Jamestown In 1619 Jamestown creates the House of Burgesses who are representatives who enact laws governing the Virginia Colony Plymouth 1620 The Mayflower Compact established an agreement to form just and equal laws for the good of the colonies with laws approved by the majority Filling an empty land:  Filling an empty land Headright system – anyone paying to journey to Virginia received 50 acres and another for each with them. Indentured Servants – In exchange for passage individuals would work for 7 years to gain freedom African Slaves – 1619 the Dutch bring African slaves who are better suited to work in the hot climate Rhode Island & Roger Williams and the evolution of self rule:  Rhode Island & Roger Williams and the evolution of self rule English settlers had no right to land unless purchases from Indians Government officials should devote themselves to government Business and leave religious matters alone Click to exit:  Click to exit http://pm026.k12.sd.us/

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