This is a power point for Chapter 1, Sections 1-4 in the Prentice Hall America History of Our Nation Beginnings Through 1877. It is aligned with the notes I give students (taken from the chapter and also available.) For those not using the Prentice Hall book, it covers the following topics: Theories of the Earliest Americans; Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas; Early Native American cultures; The Rise of Islam, African Trade routes; Asian trade routes; Judaism and Christianity; Greek and Roman Governments; The Middle Ages; Crusades; the Renaissance; the Reformation: and Beginning Exploration. If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!