This is a 34 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Pre-Colonial America - European Colonization of the Americas. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
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.
The presentation covers the following:
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
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