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European Exploration & Settlement

European Exploration & Settlement

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  1. European Exploration & Settlement 1. Spain France England 4. Netherlands

  2. Columbus Looking for a westward route to Asia , Columbus discovered America called the “New World”

  3. Spanish Empire Spanish Territories Caribbean Sugar Plantations Native Indians African Slaves South America Missions to convert Native Americans Looking for gold North America Mission to convert Native Americans Looking for gold Spanish Relationship with Native Americans Captured, killed and enslaved many Native Americans. Many Native Americans converted to Catholicism. Disease killed Native Americans. Learned from each other

  4. New France French Territories Canada Louisiana Territory and Mississippi Territory Very few Settlements Fur Trappers Harsh climate Best land for nobility French Relationship with Native Americans They were business partners Good friends with the Huron Native Americans European disease killed many Native Americans

  5. Jamestown First English Colony Territories & Settlements Newfoundland Virginia Life in Jamestown Difficult Swampy with mosquitos Diseases Starvation Relationship with Native Americans Captain John Smith became friends with Pocahontas When Pocahontas married John Rolfe relations improved.

  6. New Netherlands Dutch Territory Bought Manhattan Island from Native Americans Life in New Netherlands Fur trade 8,000 Europeans, African Slaves and Jews seeking religious freedom settled there. English drove the Dutch out and renamed New York. Dutch relationship with Native Americans Friendly with the Iroquois supplied with guns to fight the Huron.