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The Americas

Who Came First?


The First
Native Americans Vikings
Leif Ericson settled in Vinland Today = Newfoundland


1492 Nia, Pinta, Santa Mara Four voyages Believed that he reached the East Indies in Asia Colony a group of people who settle in a distant land but are still ruled by the government of their native land

Spanish Domination
Spain establishes colonies all over the Caribbean Spanish sailors explore around the Americas Ferdinand Magellan first man to circumnavigate the world Circumnavigate to sail completely around

Columbian Exchange
Trade of goods between the Americas and Europe/Africa/Asia Europeans introduced pigs, cattle, and horses, plants (daisies and dandelions) and diseases Americans introduced potatoes, corn, beans, tomatoes, peanuts, squash, and survival skills

Columbian Exchange

Christopher Columbus Letter

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