Instead of saying europeans discovered a new world

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Instead of saying Europeans discovered a “New World,” it’s more accurate to say ________________________________________________________________________________________________________It was certainly a “New World” to Europeans, but it was inhabited by peoples who had lived there for thousands of yearsVideo: “How Hollywood Stereotyped Native Americans”Record notes below:6
Part II: Europe on the Eve of Colonization & Comparing Europe and the AmericasEurope in 1450 (Appropriate Generalizations)Because of the rapid pace in which Spain conquered Central and South America (circa 1490s-1500s), followed by Britain (and others) in North America, it’s often ____________________ that European domination of the Americas was expected/inevitableBUT, historians say “In 1450, _________________ would have predicted that Europeans would soon become overlords of the Western Hemisphere.”
_______________________________, powerful empiresAgricultural society made up of mostly peasants, _________________________________, and often sickness
Europe* in the millennium before contact with the Americas was the “____________________ fringe of the civilized world” (!!!)
Islamic civilization dominated trade and scholarship, having preserved ancient learning from the Greeks and Romans; made major advancements in science, medicine, and math*exception: several Italian city-states
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A Changing EuropeFrom about 1250-1450 several Italian ___________________ pushed into the Arabdominated tradeWealthy Italian merchants started carrying luxuries of Asia (including the Middle East) intoEuropean markets, along with scholarshipContact with the Islamic world provided scholars in Europe with___________________________________________________________ that would promptthe Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Age of ExplorationWould take _______________ for the ideas in Italy to spread Northern and Western EuropeVideo: 2009 Speech by President Obama9.What innovations/contributions from the Muslim world does Obama mention whendiscussing the role of Islamic civilization in Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment?10.Utilize a concept from the course and speculate as to why some Americans have difficulty accepting the ideas presented in the video as historical fact, although historians do not dispute anything that was said. 11.Review: Why do historians agree that circa 1450, Europe could be characterized as the “barbarian fringe of the civilized world”? What factors led to a change in this characterization?A Changing Europe (1450 and beyond)As the Renaissance spread north and west, Europe dramatically changedTrade and the associated increase in knowledge/literacy ____________________ monarchs _________________________power and seek to surpass the Arab world monarchs build up armies/naviesoAge of ____________________________ and Colonization was right around the corner8
Native Americans & Europe, ComparedDifferencesSimilaritiesEurope by 1500 had incorporated Asian and Muslim ideas into the design of better ships; to Native Americans (who had no need/desire for far travel), sailing ships were unknown to themUnlike Native Americans, Europe had large domesticated animals such as horses, cows, or oxen available to themUnlike the Americas, Europe was unified religiously under the

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