Unformatted text preview: and sources of essential items. Political structures varied and all Americans were polytheistic. Fifteenth century Africa held a variety of diverse cultures that engaged in extensive trade. Africa also had gender roles like early Americans, but also used slavery as a way to support the economy. European Societies were largely agricultural, and were organized into hierarchies. Hunting was of no importance for Europeans as it played no role in the economy and was used only as sport for male aristocrats. Men dominated European society and Christianity was the dominant religion of Europe. Europeans were also much more technologically advanced and were able to use that to their advantage with exploration. Europeans colonized land that they ex-plored, set up trading posts, and made access to fine goods much easier....
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- Fall '08
- Old Worlds Create, Fifteenth century Africa