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Schultz/APUSH Name: Oscar Fernandez Period 1: Major Ideas and Events (1491 - 1607 ) Key Concepts: On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among the peoples of Europe, the Americas, and West Africa created a new world. 1.1: Before the arrival of Europeans, native populations in North America developed a wide variety of social, political, and economic structures based in part on interactions with the environment and each other. 1.2: European overseas expansion resulted in the Columbian exchange, a series of interactions and adaptations among societies across the Atlantic. 1.3: Contacts among American Indians, Africans and Europeans challenged the worldviews of each group. Part 1: Timeline and Terms Pre-European Contact Event/Date: (If the date is not provided, you must find it! [when applicable]) Description/Significance: (Make sure to include WHY the event is significant as well as the factual information) Mayans (A.D. 300-800) Built remarkable cities in the rain forest of the Yucatan Peninsula (present day Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico Remembered for their Maya script, which is the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas, Notable art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems as well Aztecs (AD 300-800) From central Mexico where they developed a powerful militaristic empire with a population of roughly 200,000. They were known for their organized societies, trade,

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