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Module 2 Cloze NotesThe Columbian Exchange took place when the Europeans arrived in the Americas there was an exchange of ideas (like Christianity), plants, animals and disease. Impacts Europeans Had on Native AmericansReligion: One of the motives for settling the New World was to spread Christianity to the Native Americans. Spanish and FrenchCatholics worked as missionaries to convert the natives. In general, the French did not try to change the Native American customs as much as the Spanish missionaries did. Some natives were receptive to Christianity, while others had religion forced upon them.Population Decline: The Native American population quickly began to declineonce the Europeans arrived. When Spanish conquistadors first settled in the New World, they enslavedmany Native Americans. They used Native Americans for farming and mining for gold and silver. Hard labor and malnutrition led to the deaths of many Native Americans. Over time, Native American slaves were replaced by African Slavesbecause the Native Americans were dying of diesease. In addition to the maltreatment Native Americans faced, diseases unknowingly brought by Europeans also depleted the population. Native Americans did not haveimmunitiesto fight off these diseases, which led millions to die. Native Americans thought the Europeans brought the diseases to America on purpose. Experts estimate that 50 to 80 percent of Native Americans died in the first few decades after European contact. Competition for Land: With the colonists and Native Americans occupying the same lands, competition for land was inevitable. Hunting in the same forests and fishing in the same streams led to a depletion of animals available for food. As a result, many Native Americans had to leavetheir ancestral lands to search for more food. In addition, the demand for agricultural products led many European settlers to clear forests to make room to plant. This depleteNative American hunting grounds, forcing them off the land they occupied. The Native American tribes were independent one another, so they were slow to unify in their battles against European settlers. Peaceful Coexistence: European settlers learned from the Native Americans how to grow American crops, where to hunt, and how to survive. Native Americans learned about new tools, weapons, animals and farming methodsfrom the settlers. There are many examples of peaceful coexistence between the Native Americans and the colonists, including the first Thanksgiving. Without assistance from the natives, thepilgrims may not have survived. Causes of the War____________ and ____________ competed over land in the Ohio River Valley used for fur trading and fishing.Major Events of the French & Indian War
1754—Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania: The British sent ____________________ with a militia to build Fort Necessity on the site of present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When they arrived, they found that the ________________ were already constructing a fort nearby. The French called this post Fort Duquesne. Washington attacked the French

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