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U.S. History #1

Early civilization and Exploration

Where was Leif Erikson from, what region did he find and what year was his exploration in? A Viking who sailed from Greenland in 1001 who spent the winter in Newfoundland which was soon named Vinland.
Christopher Columbus Believed he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean, he was financed by Spain.
Christopher Columbus Explorations 1492: Cuba and Hispaniola 1493: Puerto Rico and other small islands 1498: northern coast of South America but thought it was mainland Asia 1502: attempted to prove a claim in 4th voyage
Amerigo Vespucci Sailed twice to the new lands, believed lands were not a part of Asia, a German mapmaker labeled the region "land of amergio"
Vasco Núñes de Balboa Explored the Caribbean coast of panama, first European to see Pacific Ocean from Western Hemisphere.
Ferdinand Magellan Spent 38 days in September of 1519 sailing through what is now known as the "strait of Magellan" he was killed in a battle with the Filipinos he was also first to circumnavigate(travel around) the whole earth
New or Old: Western Hemisphere Western Hemisphere is the new world
New or Old: Eastern Hemisphere Eastern Hemisphere is the old world
What is migration Theory? Migration theory is how people got to north and South America
Migration Theory: Asia 11,000 BC 1) mainly settle in South America 2) Aztecs, olmets, I cans and Mayans
Migration Theory: Europe 12,000 BC 1) southern canada 2) north east and America
Migration theory: Asia 10,000 BC 1) mainly settle in North America 2) are nomadic 3) small cultural groups emerge (3000 bc to 1500 bc) 4) native tribes
What makes up a persons culture? Where they Live, people they communicate with, religious beliefs, food, language, economy and music
What's the biggest influence on somebody's culture? The climate, it affects shelter and food.
Why is living by a water source good? It can be used for food, bathing, transportation, drinking and protection.
What are 4 examples of a civilization being impacted by geography? Vikings- Mountains Rome- Located on a peninsula India- Indus River Greek- mountains
What stopped cultural diffusion? Isolation
Created by: jenkasik