19245180-Chapter-One-Terms-New-World-Beginnings-APUSH

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Unformatted text preview: http://guidesbyjulie.blogspot.com/ Chapter One: New World Beginnings Canadian Shield: Canadian Shield: Canadian Shield: Canadian Shield: Zone undergirded by ancient rock Probably first part of North American landmass to have emerged above sea level An old theory has the Canadian Shield forming the Great Lakes. Rocky Mountains: Rocky Mountains: Rocky Mountains: Rocky Mountains: Arose some 135 million to 25 million years ago roof of America Aztecs, Incas, Mayans: Aztecs, Incas, Mayans: Aztecs, Incas, Mayans: Aztecs, Incas, Mayans: Aztecs in Mexico, Incans in Peru, Mayans in Central America Advanced agricultural practices, elaborate cities, far-flung commerce Made accurate astronomical observations Aztecs offered human sacrifices of captives caught in battle. Maize: Maize: Maize: Maize: Indian corn, fed large populations Responsible for turning nomadic hunting bands into settled agricultural villagers Cahokia Cahokia Cahokia Cahokia: Settlement of Mississippian culture near present-day East St. Louis. Was at one time home to as many as 25,000 people. Iroquois Confederation: Iroquois Confederation: Iroquois Confederation: Iroquois Confederation: Inspired by legendary leader Hiawatha, created Iroquois Confederacy similar to nation-states of Mexico and Peru Developed strong military alliance. Crusades: Crusades: Crusades: Crusades: Often indirect discoverers, due to official goal of defending Christianity. Acquired taste for exotic goods of Asia, such as silk, spices, and sugar. Since luxuries had to cross middlemen which would charge prohibitive prices, Europeans became eager to find less expensive routes or alternative. Plantation System: Plantation System: Plantation System: Plantation System: Portuguese adventurers built up a large slave trading business, resulting in origins of modern plantation system....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course CH 101 taught by Professor Sutcliffe during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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