Aug 30, 2007 - America Before European Expansion August...

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America Before European Expansion August 30,2007 Key Words Colombian Exchange - Disease Europeans American Groups   -Smallpox -Syphilis -Typhus -Tomatoes -Influenza* -Beans -Sugar* -Squash -Bananas* -Peppers -Pigs -Corn -Sheep -Potatoes* -Cattle* -Horses* Changes life styles for both sides of groups Cuba and Brazil used slavery to grow sugar Horses helped warfare Native Americans didn’t know what to think about  animals Europeans had guns and Water vessels written language were unified  shared Latin alphabet and word Take over so easily because of disease. 100 yrs after Columbus came only 10% of the native pop of Mexico and  Caribbean remain Europeans did not come over and win immediately. became  skilled at  exploiting political rivalries between the native americans  Cortes- led 600 men from Hispaniola to Mexico into the Aztec territory  (Tenochtitlan) for trade and gold. His intent is to invade he burns his ships 
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so his men couldn’t retreat. Cortes kidnaps Montezuma and has him do 
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