The Americas, Europe and Africa before 1492

The Americas, Europe and Africa before 1492

Learning Objectives

 

  • Compare and Contrast the Mesoamerican civilizations, the North American civilizations, and Caribbean Islanders. 
  • Describe the geographical necessities when developing large population clusters.
  • Describe the impact of religion in developing and maintaining societies in the Americas.
  • Describe how commerce and conversion in Europe encouraged exploration into the Americas.
  • Analyze the impact of religious conflict (Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam) on the social authorities of Europe.
  • Explain how technological inventions encouraged exploration and conquest.
  • Compare and contrast Muslim slavery to European indentured servitude.
  • Describe the major West African kingdoms religions, political structure, and family structure.
  • Explain the role of slavery in West African Kingdoms and the Islamic Empire.
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