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European exploration and settlement
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the exchange of plants, animals, diseases and people across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the Americas.
The treatment of people as property.
a new settlement or territory established and governed by a country in another land
people who travel to a territory or community in order to make converts to their religion
French fur trappers who learned many skills from the American Indians with whom they worked and lived
coureurs de bois
What was the major motivation for European exploration?
He wrote a book about his travels in Asia.
How did Marco Polo encourage European exploration?
To find a water route to Asia
What was a goal of the first European explorers?
a transfer of foods between Europe and the Americas
What was the effect of Christopher Columbus's voyages to the America's?
They died from diseases
How did the Columbian Exchange affect many American Indian groups?
African slaves took the place of American Indian workers.
What is true about slavery in North America?
to conquer a large empire for Spain
What was the goal of the Spanish conquistadors who came to the Americas?
to teach their religion to the American Indians
What was the main goal of Spanish missionaries?
soldiers and missionaries
Who settled in the Spanish borderlands?
They were business partners
What was the relationship between the French and the American Indians?
They were challenged by the environment.
How would you describe the experience of the first Jamestown settlers?
To start a moneymaking colony
Why did the London Company send settlers to Virginia?
the marriage of John Rolfe to Pocahontas
What event helped end conflict between the Jamestown settlers and the American Indians?
What was an important economic activity of both the French and the Dutch settlements?
It included a diverse population
How was New Amsterdam different from other European settlements?
What became the new name of New Netherland after the English took it over in 1664?
Samuel Champlain saw the Iroquois warriors make a move to fire at them.
Why caused Samuel Champlain to fire his musket?
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