Dbq Native Americans

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Entry 1 Who were the Native Americans? Native Americans spoke hundreds of different languages and were a diverse group of people who, for the most part, crossed the Bering Strait between 15,000 and 60,000 years ago. What were the major differences between Native Americans and Europeans? At that time, Europeans had made significantly more advancements in metal tools, gunpowder, and science. Native Americans also had a different political system, religious views, and family structure then the Europeans. In 1492, supported by Spain and tasked with finding a westward route to Asia by sea and negotiate trade agreements, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. After two more voyages to the New World, Columbus died in 1506 thinking he had discovered a route to Asia. Not until another explorer by the name of Amerigo Vespucci came to South America, did the Europeans discover they had stumbled upon an entirely different continent. Entry 2 Where did the Spanish settle in the New World? For the next three centuries after the discovery of the New World, Spanish explorers and conquistadores began laying claim to enormous amounts…show more content…
Some of the colonists were not fully convinced to break away from the home land due to fears of chaos breaking out in the colonies and a sense of pride of being part of Britain. The Declaration of Independence was a global inspiration to various movements and declarations modeled after Jefferson’s words about the people’s rights and liberties. The war for Independence was not an easy feat, The British army was well trained and supplied but the British misjudged the support the American colonies had for their independence. Additionally, with the help and support of France, the American colonies won the decisive campaign at Yorktown and peace negotiations soon

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