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  • Indians And Pilgrims
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    THE FIRST THANKSGIVING On September 6, 1620,102 men, women and children from England boarded a small cargo boat called the Mayflower and set sail for the New World. The passengers left their homes in England in search of religious freedom from the King of England. Today they are known as "pilgrims". After braving two months at sea, crossing the stormy Atlantic Ocean, the Pilgrims finally landed off the coast of the New World. In the freezing December waters, they anchored the Mayflower and sent ...
  • New Land
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    I. Europeans Look to New Worlds For Many Reasons. A. Renaissance- revival of classical art, literature, and learning. 1. Took place in Europe in 15th and 16th centuries. 2. Sparked imaginations and made people eager to explore. B. Protestant Reformation 1. Challenged Catholics who in turn persecuted Protestants. 2. Protestants longed for a place where they could worship as they wanted. C. European Nations Begin to Form Stable Governments and Resolve Power Struggles. D. Trying to Find a Quicker R...
  • Famous Explorer John Cabot
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    Earlier this week received word that the famous explorer John Cabot died. He died mysteriously, no one really knowing when, where, or how he died. He was born in Genoa, Italy in 1450. His name was actually Giovanni Caboto, but he would be remembered by the English translation, John Cabot. In 1476, Cabot lived in Venice, Italy, the main trading center for the entire Mediterranean region. He worked there as a merchant and a navigator. Horrible experiences with Arab traders probably influenced Cabo...
  • Birds Of The Land
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    THE CITY Suffocation... Under the strain of guilt and fear Conscience fights for her last breath. Wave after wave of violent thoughts Come crashing against the rocks of reason. Rocks that once proved to be a barrier and a fortress, Now being pounded by the force of argument and rationale. Now the castle of sanity which houses conscience Is being eroded by the weeds of condemnation. Weeds brought in by the waves; Waves from distant shores, From lands far off, and ages long past. Lands of tyranny ...
  • Case In The New England Region
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    Reasons For The Differences Between The Chesapeake Region And New England Region Reasons for the Differences between the Chesapeake Region and New England Region The colonists that set off for the New World were all very much alike. For the most part they were whites, seeking new opportunities and freedom in the New World. As the colonists began to settle across the eastern portion of America, forming the thirteen colonies, there began to emerge a sharp contrast between the Chesapeake Region and...
  • Travel In The New Land
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    When the Puritans and Pilgrims were coming to America, they had expected many new opportunities and freedom. They got both-along with loneliness, vulnerability, and ignorance. Now in the new land, they knew very little, except that of their old lives. They had to learn to live new lives, to hunt new and strange game, and experience the feeling of no one being there to help during during difficult times. Sure, they had each other, but when they came up on the shores of this wonderfully new land t...
  • Giovanni Da Verrazano
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    Giovanni da Verrazano was a Florentine explorer and navigator. Although he was Italian, he was employed by the kind of France to find a passage to the Pacific Ocean. The exact date of his birth and death are not known, but historians believe that he was born in 1480, and he died in 1527. In 1524, he started on a voyage and discovered Cape Fear. He is believed to have been the first European to sight the New York Bay, but it was not explored until Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609. Verrazano also exp...
  • Opposition To Expansion In The 1890's
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    Compare the debates that took place over American expansionism in the 1840's with those that took place in the 1890's, analyzing the similarities and differences in the debates of the two eras. The 1840's and 1890's saw an expansion of American territory, as a result of several economic, political, and cultural factors. The expansionist movements of the 1840's and 1890's were similar in their justifications, but the arguments against each differed greatly. Both expansion movements used virtually...
  • Discovery Of New Zealand In 950 Ad
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    The Polynesian navigator Kupe has been credited with the discovery of New Zealand in 950 AD. He named it Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud). Centuries later, around 1350 AD, a great migration of people from Kupe's homeland of Hawaii followed his navigational instructions and sailed to New Zealand, eventually supplanting or mixing with previous residents. Their culture, developed over centuries without any discernible outside influence, was hierarchical and often sanguinary. In 1642, the Dut...
  • Vast Sea Of Grass
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    Bankowski 1 David BankowskiMrs. Downes Humanities 4 A 7 January 2002 The Sea of Grass In this novel by Conrad Richter, the end of the New Mexico frontier as seen through the eyes of Hal, the nephew of one of the last great cattle ranchers. As civilization encroaches even onto that remote region, Colonel Jim Brewton symbolizes the last struggle and eventual submission of the land to the inevitable development of the forces of society. Jim was lord of his cattle ranch in which he had loved so much...
  • Maori's Land
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    MAORI Maori are the host people of Aotearoa - New Zealand (land of the white cloud). Maori actually means natural, normal or local. The Maori call themselves Tanga ta When ua, meaning people of the land. According to the 1996 census, Maori population is well over 500,000, which is around 15 percent of the population of New Zealand. More than 95 percent of Maori live on the North Island. Maori language is still an endangered language. English is taught in schools as primary language (compulsory s...
  • New World And The Land
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    In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of the Caribbean and claimed the new land in the name of Spain and God. From then on the world was changed forever in the sense that there was a whole New World to conquer. Conquistadors like Cortez and Pizarro then followed and claimed entire new lands and people in the name of gold and wealth. These men started a revolution that changed an entire continent; it was transformed from a free race of people at one with the land to one of slavery and...
  • New Land
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    It was the curiosity and greed of countries in search of goods, anything that could bring in riches that lead to establishment in this new land. The English in particular would stop at nothing to expand their territory. At times they had to defend themselves, from either outside intruders or domestic quarrels. But the main component was greed. The force that eliminated Indians, battled other countries, and sparked conflict between themselves. For some pioneers it began as a break of power and re...
  • Migration Of Settlers West
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    Americans all over the country were affected by the social strains instituted with the acquisition of the westward purchase in the early 1800's. People of the east and west in "Jefferson's New America" dealt with societal changes brought about from the migration of settlers west. As new territories became available, people surged in, causing western populations to increase dramatically. For example, in Ohio, the population grew from 45,000 in 1800 to 231,000 in 1810. These shifts created unrest ...
  • Penn And The Delaware
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    Penn was born in London on October 24, 1644, the son of Admiral Sir William Penn. Despite high social position and an excellent education, he shocked his upper-class associates by his conversion to the beliefs of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, then a persecuted sect. He used his inherited wealth and rank to benefit and protect his fellow believers. Despite the unpopularity of his religion, he was socially acceptable in the king's court because he was trusted by the Duke of York, later King ...
  • Conquest Of Mexico By Cortez
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    As we look back into time we can see many different historic events that have made a great impact on societies and cultures around the world. It seems that during the late years of the 1400's and the early years of the 1500's, during the time of Europe's domination over the whole world, that many cultures were influenced by their hunger to discover as much land as they could. During this time many new lands in the west such as the Americas were discovered and many new lands began to become the p...

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