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You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- Spanish conquistadors traveling to Central and South America
- Spanish colonies and explorers
- The impact of European colonization on Native Americans
- The Encomienda System practiced by conquistadors
- England and France's failed attempts at colonization in North America
- The Jamestown Settlement
- The 'New' settlements of North America
- The voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Rock
- New England colonies and the Puritans
- The development and growth of the middle and southern colonies
- The causes and outcomes of the French and Indian war
- Slave trade on the rise in Colonial America
- The Columbian exchange
- The economic results of colonialization and exploration
- The growing trade economy of the 13 colonies
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1. Conquistadores: Spanish Conquests of South & Central America
In this lesson, we will study the Spanish conquistadores who marched through the New World and helped to establish Spain's empire. We will focus especially on the conquistadores of South and Central America.
2. New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies
Who are the most well-known explorers and conquistadors of the New World? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most infamous explorers. We'll discover the difference between explorers and conquistadors, and then learn about the encomienda system.
3. Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans
The earliest explorers in the Western Hemisphere left a legacy that would shape the development of the Americas permanently. No matter what they came looking for, Europeans left behind death, horses, and metal.
4. Conquistadors and Encomienda System: Definition & Savaging of the New World
This lesson will discuss the conquistadors of the New World. It will highlight Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro. It will also explain the encomienda system and its impact on the native populations.
5. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England
Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.
6. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony
In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.
7. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements
Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.
8. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement
Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.
9. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies
Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
10. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth
What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).
11. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.
12. The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary
In the mid-1700s, the Seven Years' War involved all of the world's major colonial powers on five continents. The biggest fight was between France and Great Britain, and the victor would come away with control of North America.
13. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America
In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.
14. The Columbian Exchange
The Columbian Exchange is a term used to denote the world-changing exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres that occurred after the year 1492 CE.
15. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe
In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.
16. The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade
England's intention had always been for the colonies to make them rich. The plan worked, but it became more difficult for England to make sure things stayed that way. And even with regulation, the colonies prospered, too.
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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1: Online Textbook Help course
- Chapter 1: Toward Civilization (Prehistory - 3000 B.C.)
- Chapter 2: First Civilizations: Africa and Asia (3200 B.C.- 500 B.C.)
- Chapter 3: Early Civilizations in India and China (2500 B.C. - 256 B.C.)
- Chapter 4: Empires of India and China (600 B.C. - A.D. 550)
- Chapter 5: Ancient Greece (1750 B.C. - 133 B.C.)
- Chapter 6: Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity (509 B.C. - A.D. 476)
- Chapter 7: Civilizations of the Americas (1400 B.C. - A.D. 1570)
- Chapter 8: The Rise of Europe (500 - 1300)
- Chapter 9: The High Middle Ages (1050 - 1450)
- Chapter 10: The Byzantine Empire and Russia (330 - 1613)
- Chapter 11: The Muslim World (622 - 1629)
- Chapter 12: Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (750 B.C. - A.D. 1586)
- Chapter 13: Spread of Civilizations in East Asia (500 - 1650)
- Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1650)
- Chapter 15: The First Global Age: Europe and Asia (1415 - 1796)
- Chapter 17: The Age of Absolutism (1550 - 1800)