Spain began military expeditions to the new world within a few years of columbus
Conquistadors were sent to capture territory and gain riches for spain.
Primarily operated in central and South America
Continents And Oceans
MESOAMERICA: A region in southern North America and central
America where early powerful civilizations arose.
Practiced HUMAN SACRIFICE to please their gods
Had huge cities
Relied on priests to talk to god
The classical civilizations that sprang up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea from about
800 B.C.E. until the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 C.E. rivaled their counterparts in India
and China in richness and impact. Centered first in the peninsula of
Q1 Test 2 Study Guide
Climate is a measure of the average pattern of variation in
temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation,
atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a
given region over long peri
1. Cyrus the Great:the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
600 or 576 530
2. Greek city-states:a state that has its own government and consists of a city and
the area around it.
3. Senate: the upper chamber of the parliament
4. Consuls: Two chief executives
Between 200 and 600 C.E., the three great classical civilizations of Rome, Han China, and
Gupta India collapsed or declined. All three suffered from invasions by nomads who took
advantage of internal imperial weaknesses; however, they did not follow the s
Chapter 1 Summary
Between the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic) and the New Stone Age (Neolithic)12,000 to 8,000 B.C.E.
changes in human organization and food production prepared the way for the emergence of the first
civilized societies. Neolithic development
Social Studies Notes
February 26, 2015
1A) What changes did the new western states make that allowed more people to vote?
They granted more white males suffrage, and revised rules.
1B) How did nominating conventions allow the people to say more in politic
New Government Notes
Dec 5 or 8: Quiz 3
Dec 8: Projects due MONDAY!
Dec 12 and 15: Review Days
Dec 16: Quiz with American Revolution and US Constitution Test
Dec 18-19: Geography Bee
Warm Up Questions
What dispute did the Treaty of
January 7th, 2015
Office of President was created with him in mind; He was elected
unanimously by the Electoral College
Established precedents for future Presidents (2 terms in office)
Oversaw setting up the court system
5) The Boston Tea Party
1) When did it happen?
December 16th, 1773
2) What was the event?
Boston citizens dumped British teas in the harbor
3) Why did it Happen?
Citizens were upset about taxes and about the british underselling smuggled tea
1) Stamp Act
Why might you decide to break the law and move west?
I would break the law and move west, because I would have more land and
freedom. Also, when the population of an area is exceptionally large, disease and
illness can spread quickly. Also
A trade philosophy where nations gain wealth by exporting (selling) more than they
The key is carefully controlling trade and importing ONLY what you absolutely have to.
In Mercantile Economy, you would even pay more for som