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  • Passage
  • Passage adapted from "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" written and delivered by Frederick Jackson Turner during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. (varsitytutors.com)
  • As European powers scrambled for access to this lucrative trade, England dabbled in searching for a North-West Passage to the Orient through the frozen North of the New world. (britishempire.co.uk)
  • John Cabot, and later his son Sebastian Cabot, did not find the fabled North-West Passage. (britishempire.co.uk)
  • He then goes into detail describing the Clovis Consensus that we are so familiar with from our history classes and that held sway for much of the 20th century, which stated that paleo-Indians had come across the Bering Straits during the last ice age, when low sea levels created a land passage between Asia and the Americas. (blogspot.com)
  • often
  • Because they required game animals in quantity, Indians often set light ground fires to create brushy edge habitats and open areas in southern forests that attracted deer and other animals to well-defined hunting grounds. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • Tours are available of the magnificent grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy, often referred to as "the Yard," where highlights of the history of the American Navy are represented by statues, artifacts, paintings, and ships. (encyclopedia.com)
  • troops
  • For that we can thank the fortitude of American forces under George Washington, the siegecraft of French troops of Gen. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the count of Rochambeau - and the relentless bloodthirstiness of female Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquitoes. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War and the French and Indian War. (blogspot.com)
  • long
  • Because the region's climate offered a long growing season and generally plentiful rainfall, southern Indians developed a complex system of agriculture based primarily on three crops: corn, beans, and squash. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • Preparing new fields was hard work and rather than continually clearing new tracts in a "slash and burn" pattern, Indians probably used each plot as long as possible, even as yields declined. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • In fact, it was probably inhabited for a long time before people moved into North America itself. (britannica.com)
  • Before long he has gone to planting Indian corn and plowing with a sharp stick, he shouts the war cry and takes the scalp in orthodox Indian fashion. (varsitytutors.com)
  • rivers
  • In spring, a season which brought massive runs of shad, alewives, herring, and mullet from the ocean into the rivers, Indians in Florida and elsewhere along the Atlantic coastal plain relied on fish taken with nets, spears, or hooks and lines. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • country
  • In his most recent book, This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (New York: Penguin, 2012), Frederick E. Hoxie offers a broad observation: in the United States, forgetting and ignoring American Indians is an old habit, one with deep historical roots. (blogspot.com)
  • According to the arrangement that was finally worked out, "the Americans laid the foundation of a new country that sought to ignore the Indian nations within its borders" (36). (blogspot.com)
  • We shall consider the whole frontier belt, including the Indian country and the outer margin of the is settled areaĆ® of the census reports. (varsitytutors.com)
  • nearly
  • Like health care (see Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control by Karen Kaplan posted 4/22/2014 on the Los Angeles Times ). (pithocrates.com)
  • On the south it advances nearly to the tropic, and it extends upwards to the icy regions of the North. (gradesaver.com)
  • steady
  • Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, Sam and John Adams, Patrick Henry and Alexander Hamilton: in the popular mind this band of worthies, more marble monuments than mere mortals, guides America towards its grand destiny with a sure and steady hand. (vassar.edu)
  • sugar maple
  • In Pennsylvania the mixed hardwoods of the southern forests - the broadleaf oak, hickory, chestnut and walnut - merged into mixed softwood and hardwood forests of the north - the great white pine, hemlock, sugar maple, beech and birch. (explorepahistory.com)
  • South
  • Like natives elsewhere in North America, those in the South practiced shifting seasonal subsistence, altering their diets and food gathering techniques to conform to the changing seasons. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • Since the I-haplogroup is not so prevalent in southern parts of Europe, an interesting speculation is whether it contributes to the higher levels of coronary heart disease in the north compared to the south - however, this requires further research and testing. (blogspot.com)
  • He describes the large Indian civilizations that formed in the area of modern-day Peru and that eventually spread throughout western South America, and also those that developed throughout Mesoamerica. (blogspot.com)
  • Britain
  • Conventional wisdom starts the saga in 1763 when Britain, saddled with debt at the close of the Seven Years' War, levied new taxes that prompted her American colonists to resist, and then to reject, imperial rule. (vassar.edu)
  • Main Idea: The Legacy of War leaves Britain with heavy debt and the colonists reason to be angry-they start to show resistance. (scribd.com)
  • Grenville's 2 part plan for imperial reform -Currency Act of 1764: extends ban on paper money and now American merchants/workers must pay debts to Britain in gold/silver. (scribd.com)
  • years
  • Although they were dependent in different ways upon each, the Abenaki managed to remain independent from both through King William's War (1688-1697), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744-1748), and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), each of which was an American counterpart to wars in Europe . (encyclopedia.com)
  • During the Constitution's bicentennial eleven years later, American ignorance of the nation s other sacred text proved equally profound. (vassar.edu)
  • With a variety of mobile gaming apps available, as well as the rise of iGaming in virtual reality, one thing seems certain - gambling is sure to be an American pastime for many years more. (history1700s.com)
  • discusses
  • The second section discusses new understandings about the origin of the Indians --- when, from where and how they may have come to the Americas, and the complexity and variety of cultures and civilizations they developed throughout the hemisphere. (blogspot.com)
  • always
  • Even when gambling was legalized in many states across America there was always some stigma attached to the practice -- especially when it came to light that a number of major casinos were under mob control in the 1930s. (history1700s.com)
  • little
  • Also in this second part, Mann reviews evidence that counters the familiar image of pre-Columbian Indians as having lived in small groups with little cultural development. (blogspot.com)
  • Americas
  • Indian words dot the maps of the United States, Canada, and the rest of the Americas. (britannica.com)
  • An Indian considered himself a Delaware, a Dakota, a Navajo, or a member of one of the hundreds of other Indian nations in the Americas. (britannica.com)
  • In the engaging and thought-provoking book 1491 , Charles Mann reviews the new discoveries in archeology, biology and other fields that have led many historians and archeologists to re-think their understanding of the Indian civilizations that existed throughout the Americas in the centuries before Columbus' arrival initiated what can truly be described as a tsunami of change in the hemisphere. (blogspot.com)
  • In the first section of his book, Mann examines the contested debate over the size of the Indian population in the Americas in 1491. (blogspot.com)
  • The Indians improved the soil to make it more fertile for crops, domesticated plants and trees, and developed agricultural societies that supported large populations in areas throughout the Americas. (blogspot.com)
  • include
  • Suggestions for adaptation include: limit the number of images in the slideshow, include more assets from the Indian Wars (see Resources) in the slideshow, or ask students to do their own research into Manifest Destiny to further investigate both the rhetoric and reality. (pbs.org)
  • Students
  • In this lesson, students watch excerpts from the episode Chief Black Kettle , to learn about The Battle of the Washita, part of the Indian Wars. (pbs.org)
  • Centuries
  • TWO CENTURIES OF SERVICE For two centuries of service, progress and inspiration, Christ Episcopal Church has held an important place, literally and figuratively, in the heart of New Bern, second oldest town of North Carolina. (ncdcr.gov)
  • Made
  • Over the next two weeks, Brownlow's Whig made several references to the "Malungeon" which made clear that Brownlow considered a Melungeon to be "a scoundrel who is half Negro and half Indian. (melungeon.org)
  • great
  • For most southern Indians, an ideal chieftain or leader was one who regularly distributed great stores of food, animal skins, or other valuable items within the community. (nationalhumanitiescenter.org)
  • century
  • The Battle of the Washita was part of a series of conflicts known as the Indian Wars, which stretched from the seventeenth century into the twentieth. (pbs.org)