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Canada gained its independence from Britain by peaceful means.
"The Liberator" who led Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador in their successful fight for independence from Spain was Simon Bolivar
Cortes and Pizarro were able to conquer the Aztecs and the Incas because European diseases killed many Native Central Americans who might have fought the Spanish.
The first Australians were nomadic hunters and gatherers. When Europeans reached Australia, they found the _____ Aborigines
In the 1500s the Aztec Empire in Central America was conquered by Spanish soldiers led by Hernan Cortés.
In the 1500s, the Incan civilization was conquered by Spanish soldiers led by Francisco Pizarro.
In the 1400s, this man helped Portugal take an early lead in exploration by providing money to study navigation, develop better boats, and encourage voyages along the coast of Africa. Who was he? Prince Henry
Withdrawal from WWI, poverty, starvation, overthrow of the czar, civil war and communism are associated with the Russian Revolution.
In the late 1700s the British government used the colony of Australia as a prison to which criminals could be sent.
Spain colonized many countries in Latin America. How is Spain's influence still seen in these countries today? Most of the people in these countries are Roman Catholic.
The African slave trade grew because European nations wanted the captured Africans to work on the plantations in their colonies.
Which was not a reason for the establishment of European overseas colonies? Europeans were interested in learning from other cultures.
Why did the Europeans explore? GOD, GOLD, GLORY
Today, some Canadian citizens are called "separatists" because they believe that one Canadian province should become an independent nation. In which Canadian province would a separatist most likely live? Québec
Today, some citizens and elected leaders of Québec believe their province should take which action? become an independent country
In the 1800s, Miguel Hidalgo helped to inspire the people of Mexico to rise up against which country to eventually gain independence? Spain
A book about the history of Latin America during the 1800s featuring Toussaint L'Ouverture, Simon Bolivar and Miguel Hidalgo, would most likely have which title? Independence Movements in Latin America
After a ten-year struggle, Haiti was the first nation in Latin America to gain independence in 1804. How did Haiti win its independence from France? in a revolt led by the former slave, Toussaint L'Ouverture
Which country had the most significant impact on the language and religion of Latin America? Spain
Which of the following was an important cause of the Russian Revolution of 1917? differences among social and economic classes in Russia
Who were the first inhabitants of Australia? people who migrated from Asia
How did Canada achieve independence from Britain? by means of negotiations over a period of time
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