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Prepare for Class

Use these documents and activities to introduce yourself to concepts and topics from this chapter.

Checklist of Learning Objectives


New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.–A.D. 1769

A. Checklist of Learning Objectives

After mastering this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Describe the geological and geographical conditions that set the stage for North American history.

2. Describe the origin and development of the major Indian cultures of the Americas.

3. Explain the developments in Europe and Africa that led to Columbus’s voyage to America.

4. Explain the changes and conflicts that occurred when the diverse worlds and peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas collided after 1492.

5. Describe the Spanish conquest of Mexico and South America, and of the later Spanish colonial expansion into North America.

6. Describe the major features of Spain’s New World Empire, including relations with the native Indian populations.



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