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2. Do you believe the native inhabitants that Europeans encountered when they first arrived in the Western Hemisphere originally migrated from Asia, from somewhere else, or originated here? Why or why not? Explain. The native inhabitants that Europeans encountered when they first arrived to the Western Hemisphere originally originated in Asia. They crossed the land bridge called the Beringa in search for food. There was a late Stone Age skeleton that was found and tested for DNA that confirmed that Asians and Native Americans shared the same Y chromosomes. It is theorized that they lived on the land bridge for thousands of years before moving in search of food. There is also evidence that the Bering Land Bridge existed. It has been theorized to be 600 miles wide and shows vegetation similar to what has been found in Alaska today. 3. Why did Europeans, and not some other people like Asians or Africans, engage in exploration in the fifteenth century? Why in the fifteenth century and not a century or two earlier or later? The main reasons that Europeans engaged in exploration in the fifteen century is—God, Glory and Gold. There was itching to come back with fame and notoriety and stories of faraway land. There had the monetary means and were driven by the possibility of returning richer than before. They were also a spiritual desire to explore as they became more and more educated, at this point many people believed the Earth was round. It was not possible to explore a century

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