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Surname 1 Name: Instructor: Course name: Date of submission: Early United States History Assignment The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People is a text by Paul S. Boyer in conjunction with other authors. The book offers an insightful look into the history of the current United States. It touches on the pre-colonization era as well as the independence and post-civil war period, which ushered in the world’s first democracy. The engaging narrative intertwines political, cultural, and social history through a systemic and chronological order. The scholarship is informative and endearing to any lover of history as well as learners. With an emphasis on the American history pre-1870, The Enduring Vision happens to be the perfect fit in providing the right contextual information that can be used to expand on the existing knowledge on the particular period. The book starts with an introduction into the native peoples of America to 1500. This chapter focuses on the first populace whose can be traced as the first natives of the American region. The authors reimagine the cultural set up of these societies against the backdrop of a changing environment. The book notes that “after about 8000 B.C.E, Native Americans began modifying their Paleo-Indian ways” (7). Climate change forced movement of the Archaic peoples across the continental region. Tribal societies emerged in the Mesoamerica and South America regions with many adopting agriculture and trade. Politically, these societies embraced hereditary rule, which was mostly absolute. Empires emerged, such as the Aztec empire. The book notes this “empire migrated from the north during the thirteenth century and settled on the
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Surname 2 shore of the Lake Texcoco as subjects of the local inhabitants” (8). By the 15th century, the native people had transformed the Americas into an array of societies and cultures. Different societies had different spiritual, religious, and cultural alignments that went to define the future generations and populaces that settled in the continent. The authors provide an excellent outlook on the rise of the Atlantic world with much emphasis on the exploration exploits by Europeans across the Atlantic sea. Many European nations sponsored explorations in search of possible settlements. The Spanish were the first Europeans to reach the Americas with Christopher Columbus reaching Puerto Rico in 1493. This opened an avenue for other groups that reached the Great Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the Appalachian Mountains. The authors do provide contextual information on the motivations
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