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1. Discovery and the Settlement of the New World, 1492 – 1650 a. Europeans had been in competition with each other. While the Spanish had been creating colonies in the New World, England had problems back home. In the 1530’s King Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church. This increased the rivalry with Catholic Spain. The Irish were then subjugated. Then when Queen Elizabeth took the throne, she set out to harass the Spanish. In 1588, the Spanish navy and the British navy fought in the English Channel and the English won. One important thing that happened in England was the enclosing of croplands. Many small farmers lost their job and this led to a mass immigration to the New World. b. The Spanish, English and French all had explorations of their own, however mostly the Spanish did them. The Spanish sent Christopher Columbus to find a new path to India and instead found the New World. This lead to others exploring the New World. Fransico Pizzaro destroyed the Incas in 1532. Hern á n Cortez destroyed the Aztecs in 1521. This led to great riches for Spain. The French had explorers such as Jaques Cartier, who “discovered” the St Lawrence River. English explorers were able to find different colonies such as Jamestown. c.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ECON 412 taught by Professor Jiggly during the Spring '11 term at Jefferson College.

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