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A.P. U.S. History
Period 1: 1491-1607
Period 2: 1607-1754
Period 3 1754-1800
Period 4: 1800-1848
Period 5: 1844-1877
Period 6: 1865-1898
Period 7, Part 1 : 1890-1929
Period 7,Part 2: 1929-1945
Period 8: 1945-1980
Period 9: 1980 to Present
Themes at Turn of the 20th Century
World War I
The Jazz Age
The Great Depression
The New Deal
World War II
The Civil Rights Era
The Vietnam War Era
Nixon to Carter
The Modern Era
What is "Government?"
Origins of US Gov't
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
The Judicial Branch
Intro. to Law
The Purpose, Values and Kinds of Law
American Legal System
Consumer and Housing Law
What is Culture?
The Roman Empire
Early Africa & the Americas
The Muslim World
Empires of the Americas
European Middle Ages
Buddhism and Hinduism
The Age of Exploration and Enlightenment
What is Psychology?
All About Oil
APUSH Period 1 1491-1607 America During the First European Encounter
On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among
the peoples of Europe, the Americas and West Africa created a new world."
Did Christopher Columbus truly discover a "New World?" Work by modern anthropologists, archeologists and historians has revealed that the cultures in the Americas were much more diverse and complex than originally believed. What is certain is that European contact radically changed the cultural, social, political, and economic framework of the Americas. The result is not necessary the discovery of a "new world," but the creation of one called the "Atlantic World." It is a blending of American, European and African influences and exchanges driven primarily by two Europeans desires: (1) to extract the resources of the Americas for their own economic and political advantage and (2) to remake the Americas into an image of the world they left behind.
Unit 1 & 2 Calendar (2016-17).doc
1.1 Before the arrival of Europeans, native populations in North America developed a wide variety of social, political, and economic structures based in part on interactions with the environment and each other.
I. As settlers migrated and settled across the vast expanse of North America over time, they developed quite different and increasingly complex societies by adapting to and transforming their diverse environments.
1.2. European overseas expansion resulted in the Columbian Exchange, a series of interactions and adaptations among societies across the Atlantic.
I. The arrival of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere in the 15th and 16th centuries triggered extensive demographic and social changes on both sides of the Atlantic.
II. European expansion into the Western Hemisphere caused intense social/religious, political and economic competition in Europe and the promotion of empire building.
1.3.Contacts among American Indians, Africans, and Europeans challenged the worldviews of each group.
I. European overseas expansion and sustained contacts with Africans and American Indians dramatically altered European views of the social, political. and economic relationships among and between whites and nonwhite peoples.
II. Native peoples and Africans in the Americas strove to maintain their political and cultural autonomy in the face of European challenges to their independence and core beliefs.
APUSH Newman Notes Chap 1.docx
2015-16 Period 1 Intro PPT.ppt
Activities and Exercises:
Flipped Lecture: Part 1, Exchange of Culture & Conflict in the Southwest, Prof. Brian DeLay
Bartolome de Las Casas Primary Source Reading:
casas_destruction of the indies.pdf
Homework: Flipped Lecture: Part 1, Exchange of Culture & Conflict in the Southwest, Prof. Brian DeLay
Exchange of Culture and Conflict in the Southwest Student Worksheet.docx
Supporting Video Links:
TED Talk: The Pueblo Indians:
Guns, Germs and Steel: Episode #2 Conquest
Crash Course: Native Americans, Spanish Conquest and Black Legends
Crash Course: Columbian Exchange
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