HIUS 221 Mindtap Activities 1 Liberty University Solution

Module 1: The Atlantic World, Exploration and Early Settlement

1.1 Picturing History

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An examination of the graph titled “Native and Nonnative population of North America, 1492–2000” and the information in bubbles on the map reveal the estimated native population in North America to be million. This number between 1492 and 1800 by 2000.

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An examination of the graph titled “Native and Nonnative population of North America, 1492–2000” reveals that the estimated native population steadily decreased from approximately 4.4 million in 1492 to well below 1 million in. Following this decline, the native population until about 1900. After 1900, the native population 2000. During this same period, the estimated nonnative population increased by some 200 million

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An examination of the pie chart titled “World population estimates for 1500 (in millions)” reveals that the Americas contained some million people in 1500. Based on the figure corresponding to the information in bubbles on the map, 5.85 million people resided in, which is much less than the population in Mexico and slightly larger than the population in North America at this time. As seen on the graph titled “Native and Nonnative population of North America, 1492–2000,” the estimated decreased dramatically between 1492 and 1800 but rebounded slightly during the twentieth century.

1.2 A Growing World

When discussing European efforts to expand trade networks between the mid-fifteenth and late sixteenth centuries, historians refer to this period as what?

The Age of Exploration

The Opening of the Silk Road

The Mapping of the Atlantic World

The network of land routes between Europe and Asia was known as what?

The Road to Constantinople

The Mediterranean Thoroughfare

The Silk Road

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In mid-fifteenth- through late-sixteenth-century Europe, men and women performed labor roles specific to their

1.3 Native American and West African Societies before Contact

Determine whether each characteristic describes the Maya culture, the Aztec culture, or both cultures.

Characteristic

Maya

Aztec

Both

Peaked between 300 and 900 AD

Empire consisted of dozens of states

Arrived in the Valley of Mexico around 1200 AD

Determine whether each characteristic describes the Maya culture, the Aztec culture, or both cultures.

Characteristic

Maya

Aztec

Both

Was in decline by the time European explorers arrived

Exercised vast power in Mesoamerica for about three hundred years before European explorers arrived

Developed wealth by conquering neighboring peoples

Characteristic

Maya

Aztec

Both

Developed a society based on military strength

Established a civilization in the Valley of Mexico

Developed an economy based partly on trade