This unit provides a short and incisive overview of New World Expansion as a result of the development of western Europe in the Early Modern Period. The unit outlines fundamental driving forces behind colonialism; a survey by geographic area; the dynamics of cultural exchange; and profiles of unusual personalities. The unit ends with a prelude to the American Revolution. Materials include an outline keyed to a powerpoint presentation, a multiple choice test, and an answer key. The unit can also be purchased in the context of modern western civilization in the unit, Modern Western Civilization (1600-1900): The Growth of Personal Independence, sold from this store.
Descriptors: Colonialism, Conquistadores, Pilgrims, Native Americans, Slavery, Middle Passage, French and Indian War, Aztecs