The first lesson in our social studies book is based on the early American history
Before the arrival of the first European explorers, America was inhabited by many different tribes.These native Americans had diverse cultures, languages, religions and systems of government that largely reflected the geographical resources available to each group.
For example, in the Artic region with a climate and food scale of survival difficult.
The Inuit live in small populations, until animals refute, and built well inside of ice and snow.
In the areas of Southwest, the Hopi people developed irrigation techniques that allow them to grow crops. They also built their hunt out of the resources often by the landscapes in which they lived.
Iroquois Nation was a league of five tribes that live in the Northeast. They formed the complex democratic legends that leaders served of inspiration for many about founding documents.
Europeans started arriving in the Americas in the late 1400. The Spanish explorers, often called Conquistadores, were the first who became colonizers in the New World. In the early 1500 the Spanish conquered the Aztec people of Mexico and began spreading North. They built many missions in the Southern of the United States with the purpose of converting Native Americans to Catholicism. The mission San Antonio de Valero is one of the best remembered, what today we call it the Alamo.
French explorers colonized parts of Canada and came down the Mississippi river to the gulf of Mexico.
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Description: This video is a brief summary of Lesson 1 in the Steck-Vaughn GED
book, European Colonization of the United States