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American Civ. Notes (Test 1) (2003 ver.)

American Civ. Notes (Test 1) (2003 ver.) - Bereket Isayas...

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Bereket Isayas American Civ notes for Exam 1 Ouachita Baptist University Fall, 2008 AMERICAN CIV Additional points There is an assumption that human being evolved from Africa. 240 million years ago scientist believe that the continent began to drift apart. That was called Pangaea There weren't human prior to the incidents at all. The ice age , The ice age lasted from 23,000 B.C-10,000 B.C The ice at one level created a bridge and that caused the water level to fill. Then the shallow area became land. 12,000 years ago humans were coming to America and fossil was found in Southern America and people started to migrate. Columbus discovered America in 1492. The Europeans wouldn't approach the native American lands .The native Americans are the so called ,"Indians". These Indians were separated from the other world by 8,000 years . They were naked And with a lot of more differences …this is actually what challenged the Europeans in that essence The Indians were small and tiny…this is because they only planted and collected .They rely so much on farming They only had limited land and because of that they were unable to hunt..North Americans live very isolated in a community that allowed the development of diversity,language,religion and cultural differences. By 8000-5000 B.C agriculture brought a great deal of change in the North America.This brought ownership feeling and the right to use their properties. Cultural areas of North America Mes of America Great people Agriculture was allowed to grow Cities elaborate and cleared than those in Europe Availability of capital city Advanced religion,caleneder and map. Adana ,to the north direction Were hunters and gatherers .. The land was hard to grow food They lived in mobile houses Two examples of native Americans 1.Micmac 2.Seneca (Oneida ,onondegga,caupe,mohawk)
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Hunters and gatherers Small tribe Did not culture crops Do not farm at all They fished They didn't find weapons Gov by consensus Were concerned with religious hunting Relied in farming Culture is different ..in agriculture women would farm and man did fun stuff Men hunted ,gov meetings Participated in war Controlled houses Controlled marriages All had language barriers that became a discouragement of the Europeans to control their area. Former Indian settlers Had copper and Bronze Had domestic dogs, turkeys and llamas They did not know horses They used arrows and tomahawks for fighting WESTERN MIGRANTS Had iron and horses They used guns But brought disease Class notes Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 from an Italian Santa Maria the first ship chartered by Christopher Columbus was for sailing purpose Sail started on Aug 3,1492 with the help of 85 men Terra-Terra(San Salvador)=its meaning, Savior was born Hispaniola was the first place where Columbus found significant amounts of gold jewelry Amerigo Vespucci in 1499 was the first person who sailed to south America and discovered the continent
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