UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 
(1500-1763)

UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 
(1500-1763)

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Key Questions

  1. What are the major geographical characteristics of the United States?
     

  2. How do Native American cultures reflect their environment?
     

  3. Why did Europeans first explore the Americas?
     

  4. Why did European first settle in the Americas?
     

  5. How did colonists make their living differently in the four colonial regions?
     

  6. What do all four colonial regions have in common?

 


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Key Dates
 

  1. 1492:  Christopher Columbus lands on Hispaniola

  2. 1519:  Hernando CortÚs defeats Aztecs

  3. 1603:  Jamestown Colony founded

  4. 1620:  Puritan Pilgrims establish Plymouth Colony


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Key Terms
Know the meaning and significance of each term
 

  1. Appalacian Mountains

  2. Rocky Mountains

  3. Mississippi River

  4. Woodlands

  5. Great Plains

  6. Iroquois Confederacy

  7. Buffalo

  8. Nomad

  9. Longhouse

  10. Irrigation

  11. Conquistador

  12. Missionary

  13. Columbian Exchange

  14. Spanish Armada

  15. Jamestown

  16. Plymouth

  17. Puritan

  18. Plantation

  19. Mercantilism

  20. Middle Passage

  21. Slave codes

  22. Mayflower Compact

  23. Bacon's Rebellion

  24. The Zenger case

  25. House of Burgesses

  26. Parliament

  27. Triangle Trade

  28. Great Awakening

  29. Salem Witch Trials

     


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Key People
What did these people achieve during this time period?

  1. Christopher Columbus

  2. Hernando CortÚs

  3. Montezuma

  4. Francisco Pizarro

  5. Pocahontas

  6. Pilgrims

  7. Jonathan Edwards

  8. Benjamin Franklin

 

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