The first Americans - The fi rst Americans A. Columbus and...

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The first Americans A. Columbus and the New World - Columbus created changes that are still with us today when he arrived in 1492 - Columbian exchange: horses came to western hemisphere and potatoes were taken to western - biggest population disaster was slave exchange. 10 million exchanged 1495- 1820 - 7.7 African slaves out of 10 million - since 1492 native Americans decreased in there lifestyle and Europeans increased -How Americans saw new world - America could be a place of Religious refuge - a place of prosperity - a place to build power and glory - Americans were able to gain these things by degrading others - slaves, indentured servants B. Trip to America - when the Americas met almost constant fighting occurred - Columbus found financing from Ferdinand and Isabella - planned to arrive in Singapore - October 12, 1492 (left in Canary Islands) arrived in Caribbean - brought back 10 inhabitants to convert to Christianity - brought back 1,000 men and 17 ships to make a settlement - died 1506 - Amerigo Vespucci sailed around South America and discovered that
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Winship during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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