Henretta Chapter 1 and 2 Focus Guide

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Henretta Chapter 1 and 2 Focus Guide Use the space below to make notes on the following 1. Discuss the motivating factors behind European nations’ efforts to explore and conquer the New World? Two motivating factors behind the European expansion to the New World was the need for raw materials and wealth. In the New World there were many raw materials such as spices and silk. If the Europeans were able to find these materials they would be able to use it in Europe as a source of trade and sell it to other marketeers. 2. Define and explain the significance of: Columbian Exchange. What were its impacts on the New World and Europe? The Columbian Exchange was a period of cultural exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. These exchanges included plants, animals, diseases and technology. Europeans wanted to improve their diets and brought maize and potatoes oversees. Potatoes were cheap and could fulfill a whole meal. Animals such as cattle and horses were transferred from the Americas to Europe for mainly the Native Americans. Many
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  • Fall '19
  • Americas, Indigenous peoples of the Americas

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