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The European Conquest of the Americas
These people came across North America in the eleventh century.
In the fifteenth century, this man discovered North America.
Because of this discovery the ________ increased their power and and dynamism suring the half millennium.
The Americas had a well-developed interior _______ that were free of obstructions and ofered easy acess to the interior of the country.
The _____ in the Americas is attrative, ranging from the hot and humid Amazon Basin to the cold North.
The _________ is the river between Mexico and the United States.
The Spaniards generally lived in Mexico and _____, their two principle centers.
The ______ were said to have been there 20,000 years before the "discovery" of the Americas
After the ice age, the sea level lowered creating a land bridge from Siberia to _______
The Indians used______
The Indians were weakened by
The concept of war as a short-term ritual endeavor was a weakness for who?
These people were decimated by epidemics
The natives believed that Cortez and _____ were gods
The Spanished killed to ______
The Europeans lacked what in terms of soldiers?
The Europeans used _______ in battle.
These people came to conquer the Americas and were often referred to as conquistadors
________ were Native Americans who occupied the region around Mexico City at the time of the Spanish conquest.
A violent upheavel that causes great destruction or brings out a fundamental change is______________
Incas were ancient natives of what continent?
___________ is a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca Empire
Aristocracy refers to _________
Passed genetically, or capable of being passed genetically, from one generation to the next is the definition for __________
_________ is the process in which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group
_________ is a region of Central America and southern North America that was occupied by several civilizations, especially the Maya, in pre-Columbian times.
By A.D _______ the New World had reached the stage of civilization that Egypt and Mesopotamia had attained about 2500 BC.
How many distinct languages were spoken?
According to Anthropologists, how many culture areas were in the New World?
Where were the Mayans located?
What did the Mayans help develop?
What was the last century of flourishing for the Mayans?
What Lake did the Aztecs settle on?
What did the Aztecs use to create more arable land?
What was the capital of the Aztec empire?
Who were the least intelligent Amerindian tribe?
What did conqueror Cortes compare the capital of the Aztec empire to?
What was lacked among the Indians?
The Aztecs offered what to the gods?
The Indians were brilliantly successful in ________.