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Mound Builders and Anasazi
2 Major Native American cultures living in the present US 2,000 years ago
These people were extremely skilled farmers, master builders, built pyramids, they studied the sky and made calenders
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia
Major Continents of the world
Age of Exploration
Period during the 1400's and the 1500's during which sailors sailed and mapped the world
America was named after this man, who was the first to say America was a new continent
Fall of the Byzantine Empire
This event influenced exploration, because no one could travel to Asia by land anymore
Period during which feudalism replaced centralized government and the Roman Catholic Church became a powerful force in Europe
Form of business organization; pooled funds of many investors or stockholders who can independently sell their shares of the company
House of Burgesses
This is a group of citizen representatives in the colonies, who elect and do political stuff
These colonies produced 1 crop per season, fished, whaled, built ships, traded, and had great schools
These colonies produced many cash crops such as wheat, beef, and pork, they were known as the Breadbasket Colonies, they were wealthy, they were Protestant, and had private schools
These colonies were agricultural, they produced rice, indigo, and tobacco, they had swamps, they had lots of either wealthy people or slaves, and they had self-sufficient plantations
Triangular Trade Route
Regular trading route that formed a triangle between West Indies, colonial America, Europe, and West Africa
Person who agreed to work for a colonial employer for a specified time in exchange for passage to America
Internal Stability, Change in Economy, English Reformation, and Richard Hakluyt
4 Forces of English Migration to America
Committees of Correspondence
Organized network for passing along news of British activity to the colonies
Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act (All were illegal under British Law)
absolute monarchy (humans coldn't make disicions for themselves were made selfish and violent so gov. should make decisions for them
What was absolutism
nations began competing for markets and trade goods, new business methods developed to invest money
What was the Commercial Revolution
what was the puritan emphasis on education?
everyone should be educated to be able to read the bible
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