This is bundle of 2 power point presentations on The First North Americans and the Competition of European Settlement for America. The total number of slides is 56. Each of the slides are editable and can be modified to adjust to your presentation, if needed.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled The First North Americans and contains 22 slides.
Native Americans have lived in what is now the United States for more than 10,000 years. White settlers have only been living in the United States for a little more than 500 years. These Americans had no written form of communication, so it is difficult to know much about them. What remains is a few animal and human bones, some basic tools, and bits of pottery.
Historians have surmised that the first Americans probably migrated on foot from Siberia, across the bearing straits into what is now present-day Alaska. The most recent Ice Age occurred 30,000 years and water levels dropped by 200 feet making it possible for animals to migrate Asia to North America.
Migration Routes Map
Using Natural Resources
The Eight “Cultural Regions”
“Cultural Regions” Map
Native Americans of the Northwest Coast
Native Americans of California
Native Americans of the Great Basin
Native Americans of the Plateau
Native Americans of the Southwest
Native Americans of the Great Plains
Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands
Native Americans of the Southeast
Power point presentation #2 is entitled European Colonization of the Americas and contains 34 slides.
European colonization of the Americas began as early as the 10th century, when Norse sailors explored and settled limited areas on the shores of present-day Greenland and Canada. According to Norse folklore, violent conflicts with the indigenous population ultimately made the Norse abandon those settlements. Extensive European colonization began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a new trade route to the Far East but inadvertently landed in what came to be known to Europeans as the "New World".
European conquest, large-scale exploration, colonization and industrial development soon followed. The Age of Exploration was the beginning of territorial expansion for several European countries. Europe had been preoccupied with internal wars and was slowly recovering from the loss of population caused by the bubonic plague.
Eventually, the entire Western Hemisphere came under the control of European governments, leading to profound changes to its landscape, population, and plant and animal life.
The post-1492 era is known as the period of the Columbian Exchange, a dramatically widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations, communicable disease, and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian hemispheres following Columbus's voyages to the Americas.
Age of Exploration
The Columbian Exchange
Early Conquests, Claims, & Colonies
Competition for American Territory
Early State-Sponsored Colonists
The Slavery Question
The Search for Riches
Indentured Servants (2)
The Darien Scheme
The Puritan Movement
Migration to North America
Forced Immigration & Enslavement
African Slave Trade
Scope of the Slave Trade
Slave Count to the 13 Colonies
Disease and Indigenous Population Loss
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations that I offer in my store on....Colonial America.