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U. S History Timeline
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The Earliest Americans
  • The first settlers in the Americas probably came
    from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge about
    10,000 years ago
  • Over thousands of years these people migrated
    further and further south and east, forming
    permanent communities
  • These Native Americans were here LONG before
    Europeans came

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Exploration (late 1400s 1500s)
  • Why did Europeans go out exploring?
  • curiosity adventure
  • trade the desire to make money
  • new technology, wanted to find Northwest Passage
  • Columbus discovered America
  • Portugal and Spain focused on Central and South
    America
  • French, English, Dutch turned to North America

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Protestant Reformation (early 1500s)
  • Effort to reform the Catholic Church
  • Conflict in Europe between Catholics and
    Protestants lasted for years
  • Contributed to a race for empires England,
    France and Spain wanted to get more land, more
    money more power than each other.

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Colonization
  • Why did people move to colonies?
  • Religious freedom
  • new life
  • make money

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Jamestown
  • first permanent English settlement founded in
    Virginia in 1607
  • Economy based on agriculture slavery
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