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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for European colonization of the Americas
Italian Cristoforo Colombo Spanish Cristobal Colon (born between Aug. 26 and Oct. 31?, 1451, Genoa—died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain) Genoese navigator and explorer whose transatlantic voyages opened the way for European exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas.
Colonization as subtext in James Welch's Winter in the Blood.
Notes on the comparative study of the colonial Americas: further reflections of the Tucson Summit.
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  Europe
The European Union, comprising 25 member states, is the largest political and economic entity covering the European continent, with the Russian Federation being the second (excluding the portions of Russia historically considered to be in Asia).
European integration has been a theme in European relations since the end of the second World War and has spread to Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War.
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 European colonization of the Americas information - Search.com
The first colonizations were expeditions organized by nations, later colonization was often done by individuals fleeing poverty and religious persecution in Europe.
The first phase of European activity in the Americas began with the oceanic crossings of Christopher Columbus (1492-1500), sponsored by Spain, whose original attempt was to find a new route to India and China, known as "the Indies".
Slavery existed in America, prior to the presence of Europeans, as the Natives often captured and held other tribe members as captives.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Spanish colonization of the Americas
The Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Western Hemisphere of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) in 1492.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Spanish possessions in America began a series of independence movements, which culminated in Spain's loss of all of its colonies on the mainland of North, Central and South America by 1825.
European diseases (smallpox, influenza, measles and typhus), to which the native populations had no resistance, and systems of forced labor (such as the encomienda, and the mining industry's mita), decimated the native population.
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 Life in the American Colonies
Discuss the European colonization of the Americas beginning with the Spanish explorations of the 15th century.
For example, by the end of the 17th century, Portugal had colonized present-day Brazil, the English had settled the east coast of North America, and the French had colonized Canada.
Challenge students to research the impact of European colonization on Native Americans.
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 An interview with Charles C. Mann : ICT [2005/12/25]
Charles C. Mann's new book, ''1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus,'' builds a critique of conventional stereotypes of the ''new world'': he shows that the indigenous population was significantly greater and indigenous societies significantly more complex than the stereotypical views present.
In fact, most of the time that Europeans tried to colonize the Americas in the absence of epidemic disease their efforts failed, usually because local people got tired of them and threw them out.
Wounded, almost each and every one, the Europeans were on the point of utter destruction when by a stroke of fortune smallpox came in with some Spanish ships that ended up providing reinforcements to Cortes...
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 European
Fifteen European states are currently members of the EU, with 10 more due to join by mid-2004, a few more negotiating for membership and several more expected to commence negotiations at some stage in the future.
Slavery under European rule began with importation of white European slaves (or indentured servants), was followed by the enslavement of local aborigines in the Caribbean, and eventually was primarily replaced with Africans imported through a large slave trade as the native populations declined through disease.
In 1994 the European Court of Justice ruled that the country's law prohibiting women from working nights was not permissible and gave the Government until the end of the year to adapt its legislation to gender-neutral EU regulations.
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  Colonization
This section is also about colonization, but it includes an interesting twist: students choosing to participate will be asked to explore the colonization of the Americas and compare it with the colonization of Africa and Asia in the late 1800's.
The European nations should be honored and praised for spreading their culture and bringing civility to the uncivilized.
While colonization is often seen as the physical process of claiming, governing, and utilizing the resources of a land, imperialism is the wider term for a nation's ambition to create an empire.
www.oceanside.k12.ny.us /9ms/departments/socialstudies/pre_ap/keegan/colonization.htm   (815 words)

  
 Native American
Proponents of this theory claim that the oldest human remains in South America and in Baja California show distinctive non-Siberian traits, resembling those of Australian Aborigines or the Negritos of the Andaman Islands.
The European colonization of the Americas forever changed the lives and cultures of the Native Americans.
In the 15th to 19th centuries, their populations were decimated, by the privations of displacement, by disease, and in many cases by warfare with European groups and enslavement by them.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/n/na/native_american.html   (3204 words)

  
  European colonization of the Americas: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
This first phase of modern European activity in this region began with the oceanic crossings of Christopher Columbus (1492-1500), sponsored by Spain, and those of other explorers such as John Cabot, sponsored by England, and Giovanni da Verrazano, sponsored by France.
This was followed, notably in the case of Spain, by a phase of conquest: The Spaniards (just having finished a war against the Muslims in Iberia) replaced the Amerindian local oligarchies and impose a new religion: Christianity.
Slavery under European rule began with importation of white European slaves (or indentured servants), was followed by the enslavement of local aborigines in the Caribbean, and eventually was primarily replaced with Africans imported through a large slave trade as the native populations declined through disease.
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 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
Before the European colonization of the Americas, in that time of life scholars refer to as "Pre-history" or "Pre-Columbian", the Western hemisphere was a densely populated land.
To the Europeans, the Americas was a vast, unspoiled area suitable for economic expansion and exploitation.
Indeed, the majority of Europeans who emigrated to the Americas in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries were impoverished merchants, petit-bourgeois traders, mercenaries, and Christian missionaries all hoping to build their fortunes in the `New World' and escape the deepening class stratification that was quickly developing.
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 The Ultimate Native American - American History Information Guide and Reference
In the 15th to 19th centuries, their populations were ravaged, by the privations of displacement, by disease, and in many cases by warfare with European groups and enslavement by them.
In contrast to what was the general rule in the rest of North America, the history of the colony of New Spain was one of racial intermingling (mestizaje).
In the American Southwest, especially New Mexico, a syncretism between the Catholicism brought by Spanish missionaries and the native religion is common; the religious drums, chants, and dances of the Pueblo people are regularly part of Masses at Santa Fe's Saint Francis Cathedral.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Native_American   (4711 words)

  
 La leyenda Negra, the Black legend: truths and myths about the Spanish Colonization part 2
The conquest of Mexico by Cortez is one of the darkest chapters of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
The conquistadors were in awe in front of the beauty of the main city and the achievement of the Aztecs but they forged ahead with their destruction of the city and the killing of the population.
Further more, it will be used later during the evolution of European colonialism and imperialism as an implicit intellectual anchor for the "white man burden concept" which portrayed the white man as the natural leader of humanity and consequently as the naturally anointed steward of the riches and the natural resources of the world.
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 Spanish colonization of the Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Western Hemisphere of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) in 1492.
European diseases (smallpox, influenza, measles and typhus), to which the native populations had no resistance, and systems of forced labor (such as the encomienda, and the mining industry's mita), decimated the native population.
However, Spain was the first European colonial power to pass laws protecting the natives of its American colonies as early as 1542 with the Laws of the Indies.
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 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
Before the European colonization of the Americas, in that time of life scholars refer to as "Pre-history" or "Pre-Columbian", the Western hemisphere was a densely populated land.
To the Europeans, the Americas was a vast, unspoiled area suitable for economic expansion and exploitation.
Indeed, the majority of Europeans who emigrated to the Americas in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries were impoverished merchants, petit-bourgeois traders, mercenaries, and Christian missionaries all hoping to build their fortunes in the `New World' and escape the deepening class stratification that was quickly developing.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Danish colonization of the Americas
Explorers and settlers from Denmark took possession of the Danish Virgin Islands which Denmark later sold to the United States.
In 1917, the US seized the Danish portion (going through a form of purchase), which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.
See also European colonization of the Americas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Greenland.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Russian colonization of the Americas
After the discovery of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska in 1741 during the Russian exploration conducted by Vitus Bering and Aleksiei Chirikov[?], it took over forty years until the founding of the first Russian colony in Alaska in 1784 by Gregory Shelekov[?] of The Russian-American Company[?] who was hunting sea otters for their fur.
Since start of Perestroika in Russia there was speculation in the Russian mass media that Alaska was not in fact sold, but was instead leased to the USA for 99 or 150 years and has to be returned to Russia.
See History of Russia and European colonization of the Americas.
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 European
Fifteen European states are currently members of the EU, with 10 more due to join by mid-2004, a few more negotiating for membership and several more expected to commence negotiations at some stage in the future.
Slavery under European rule began with importation of white European slaves (or indentured servants), was followed by the enslavement of local aborigines in the Caribbean, and eventually was primarily replaced with Africans imported through a large slave trade as the native populations declined through disease.
In 1994 the European Court of Justice ruled that the country's law prohibiting women from working nights was not permissible and gave the Government until the end of the year to adapt its legislation to gender-neutral EU regulations.
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 European Exploration of the Southeast and Caribbean.
Unfortunately for the native populations, in addition to economic exploitations, European and African diseases introduced in the 15th and 16th centuries spelled disaster for the people of the New World, resulting in catastrophic population reductions, cultural changes, and genocide.
The only other significant European exploration and settlement in the Southeast was that of the Danish West Indies Company colonization in the Virgin Islands, the remains of which can be seen at Christiansted National Historic Site on St. Croix, and at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John and St. Thomas.
European maritime colonial exploration and settlement is thematically represented throughout the Southeast, especially at most coastal parks.
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 History of the Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of the Americas begins with their colonization by peoples from Asia, the ancestors of today's Native Americans.
It was the later voyage of Christopher Columbus that led to extensive European colonization of the Americas.
In many countries of the Americas, Native Americans became marginalized politically and economically and in several countries, such as Canada, the United States and the Caribbean countries, Native Americans no longer form a significant portion of the population.
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 Edward J. Dodson / The Search for the Just Society, Part 4
The subject of this discussion is the European colonization of the Americas and the impact on indigenous tribes.
Portugal became the first European sea powers of the 15th century, exploring the western coast of Africa in search of an alternative trade route to India and Asia.
The indigenous tribes of North America were at the time of European arrival still largely semi-nomadic, although they generally controlled specific territories and operated under formal, hierarchical structure.
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 Unit 3: True Colors Student Essay
On the eve of European colonization of the Americas, bleaching and dyeing depended on craft skill gained by lengthy apprenticeship, and each was the work of male specialists who usually carried out their labors in separate establishments.
In America, Native Americans, especially the Navaho and the Hopi, were expert dyers long before the arrival of Europeans.
Gradually European dye manufacturers began to work closely with chemists in technical colleges who applied new theories to the chemical understanding of both natural and synthetic dyes.
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 Talk History Forum - Colonization of the Americas
Colonisation styles were different because local conditions were different.
Of all the European countries, Spain was the most successful colonization of the Americans because they were the first to colonize.
I believe that Spain was the European country that had the greatest affect on the colonization of the Americas.
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 Cultures - Planet Age of Empires
Age of Empires III will feature eight European nations that you'll be able to take control of on their way to the colonization of the Americas.
The German colonization of the Americas consisted of a 16th century attempt to settle Venezuela.
Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Americas of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
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