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NORTH AMERICA Part I - Sept 3rd

Humanpatternsovertime initialimmigrantsnortheastasia

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Unformatted text preview: ear Gulf of Mexico ►Big temperature swings (Continental climate) Coastal lowland: moist because of Atlantic Climate Climate Figure 2.6 B. Human Patterns Over Time B. Human Patterns Over Time ► Initial immigrants: Northeast Asia ► Second wave: Europe, Africa ► Today: largely Latin America and Asia ► Mobility of the population continues to be a defining characteristic of North American life ► Infrastructures – Road, rail and communication networks and necessary for economic activities. B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► Native Americans Bering land bridge: exposed by ice age ►Later temperature rises let to water level rise Hunters crossed from Siberia to Alaska Domesticated corn, squash, beans ►Subsequent urbanization (Cahokia: 30,000 people) Killed by disease, warfare with European settlers ►1492: about 18 million Native Americans ►1907: about 400,000 Native Americans ►2000: about 2.5 million Native Americans Memorize the names of two tribes for exam I. Cahokia in 1150 Cahokia in 1150 Figure 2.7 B. Human Patterns over B. Human Patterns over Time ► Southern Settlements Plantation agriculture facilitated by slavery Vast disparities, even among whites ►Only 12% of population were plantation owners ►No local market for goods Civil War marked end of slavery­based plantation system ►Subsequent impoverishment B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► Northern Settlements Originally, subsistence farming ►Also, timber, trapping, fishing Industrialization begins in 1700s and 1800s ►Metalworks, pottery, textiles, glass Later economical...
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