a land bridge that all humans crossed into the Americas that connected Siberia and Alaska
3 waves of migration
brought the Native Americans into the Americas: 1) Amerind wave 2) Na-Dene 3) Inuit
This early civilization included Mexico and Central America and it was based on sedentary agriculture and the cultivation of corn and food production.
primarily Eastern Woodland Indians along the Mississippi River; lived in houses that looked like mounds
a large city that were once inhabited by the Mound Builders. It was filled with mounds, which were like graves Located in modern day east ST. Louis . Had huge burial mound that was 98 ft tall with a base larger than the Egyptian pyramids.
an alliance between 4 Iroquois nations: Algonquians, Mohawks, Oneidas, Sencas. The banded together against a common enemy, the white man.
Gender Relations Amongst the Native Americans
In all Native American groups, women were in charge of the house and children, also farming. Women were head of the household which were in charge of budget and social structure. men-hunters/protectors.
Leif Erikson's half-sister; saved her half-brother's settlement of Vinland from the Eskimos; first woman known in North American history
Hundred Years War
the series of wars between England and France, 1337-1453, in which England lost all its possessions in France except Calais.
the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly 1/3 people of western Europe from 1347-1351. returns about every 30 years.
from 1400's to 1600's. the physical rebirth (population gains) of classical thinking and art. Age of exploration.
Factors leading to exploration
1) Marco Polo's Travel Journals, venetian merchant that inspired Europeans to see and trade with asia
2) Experience from the crusades
3) Revival in Learning, movable type press
4) Nation Governments Stabilized
5) Desire to trade with the far east
Prince Henry the Navigator
in 1420, became the head of the group "Order of Christ", and exploration group which made 14 voyages along the west african coast.
Reconquista or reconquest
1469, reconquest for catholics by expelling Jews and Muslims. Completed in 1492.
the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Americas and Europe, Asia, and Africa
Pueblo Revolt of 1680
in 1680 there was a drought that caused a lack of food and water which weakened the spanish so the pueblo revolt and overthrow and kill monks and 400 of the spanish.
Treaty of Tordesillas
divided the new world in half between spain and portugal. (west spain) (east portugal)
1571 the reformation began attempting to reform the catholic church and challenge the churches authority. the reason they wanted reform was because they felt the catholic church was too corrupt. split europe in half between the catholics and the protestants.
the number one reformer, and wrote the 95 theses in 1517. will form the lutherian church.
another reformer. french and more radical that believed in pre-destination and became calvanists.
La Salle explored the mississippi river from its beginnings in canada all the way down to new orleans and he claimed the land on either side of the river for france and named it Louisiana.
the taking of public lands and closing them off for private use. the movement led england to need more space for the growing homeless population.
englands third attempt to colonize. Walter Raleigh establishes the Roanoke Colony but the people disappear.
England's fourth attempt to colonize and is successful. 1607, Jamestown is finally a success.
In 1616 the Virginia Company introduced the headright system. "If you could pay your way to Jamestown, you got 50 acres of land for free. If family, extra 50.
House of Burgesses
The first legislative body in English America. Land owners in Virginia elected representatives who worked with the Virginia company to make laws,
act of religious toleration
first law in America to grant freedom of worship as long as you were Christian.
group of english who wanted to separate from the church of England because they felt it was too catholic. they establish Plymouth.
substitute or temporary charter that says people will elect a governor and all decisions will be made via town meetings. Because of the Mayflower compact the colony was based on a written contract the government rested on the consent of the governed.
Mass. Bay is founded by the Puritans which found that the church of England was too catholic and too corrupt and it needed to be purified from within. wealthiest english colonists. common belief system: God formed a special covenant with them and expected them to live according to scripture to reform the church of England and to set an example for others to follow. In return God would grant them peace and prosperity.
the court of assistants
The Massachusetts government structure where church members elect a governor; then the governor appoints magistrates who served as his assistants
believed: anyone still attached to the church of england was damned, the puritans needed to purchase the land from the native americans, the puritan government had no right to police the beliefs of the people. He was banished in 1636 for Heresy and established Rhode Island.
argued that the Puritan ministers had lost sight of the true gospel. held prayer meetings in her house, and was put on trial. claimed that god had given her the ability to discern the spiritual condition of others and that she can do this without the biblical or church authority banished in 1637.
1637, war occurred when the puritans from Mass Bay and Conn. burned down a Pequot village. 1637 to 1675 there is a series of battles between the Pequots and New englanders.
King Philips War
last major uprising in southern N.E in 1675. They were led by metacom and attack the outer villages of Mass. Bay. Pequots lost the battle because the puritans were being aided by the Mohawks.
Duke of York
1664, english seized control of the colony from the dutch and gave it to the Duke of York which renamed it New York. James II.
created to guarantee that trade is maintained between New York and the Iroquois (on the end of the English colonies)
radical religious group from england that believed that everyone possessed an inner light and could communicate to God. Everyone had an equal position in political, social, and religious value, anti-war.
Charter of Liberties
written constitution of Pennsylvania colony by William Penn which guaranteed freedom of worship for all and unrestricted immigration in 1701.