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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 1 September 16, 2008 The meeting of Cultures 1. Melting Pot Over the course of many centuries, migrants from Russia and probably also  from other areas of Asia and from the Pacific Islands spread out through the lands  of North mid South America and created great civilizations. But beginning in the  fifteenth century Europeans began to encounter the Americas as well—and began  to launch their own great migrations into what they called the New World. i 2. Balanced natural resources, growing seasons, and climate The peoples north of Mexico developed less elaborate but still  substantial civilizations. Inhabitants of the northern regions of the  continent subsisted on some combination of hunting, gathering,and  fishing.  Other societies in North America were agricultural. Among the most developed were those in the Southwest. The people of that arid region built large irrigation systems, and the constructed towns of stone and adobe structures. ii
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