Social Studies Louisiana and United States History
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Europeans sailed the globe looking for 5 things
- 1. new land
- 2. places to sell their goods
- 3. new raw materials
- 4. they were curious
- 5. they had new tools to help them explore
Before Christopher Columbus came to America, who explored the land.
Vikings and Native Americans
who was the first European to land in the New World during the Age of Exploration?
What was the sea route Columbus was trying to find?
To Asia by sailing west from Europe
Where did Columbus first believe they had landed?
How did the first Americans get the name 'Indians'?
Columbus thought they were in India.
The Big Three European countries who sent the most colonists and had the greatest effect on the "new world"
Spain, France, England
Did the Big Three get along or fight?
Did the new world look and feel like the old one?
No it was different
What are two things Europeans came into contact with that were new?
What three cultures brought change to America?
Native Americans, Europeans, and African Slaves
What were the two goals of the Spanish
make money trading and spread the Catholic religion
Spanish culture in America (three things)
speak Spanish, Mexican food, Spanish style buildings
What were three things that the Spanish taught Native Americans to do in the Spanish Style?
farm, build homes, build churches
What kind of ranches did the Spaniards have?
Who were the first cowboys in the region?
Two goals of the French
trade fish and furs, spread Christianity
3 French cultures in America
speak French, food, religion
What two places did the French sail into?
Canada and through the Great Lakes
Who traveled down the Mississippi River and claimed the land for France?
Robert LaSalle in 1682
Who named Louisiana
What city was one of the largest French settlements in America
Were the French friendly with the Native Americans or unfair
The french were friendly to the Native Americans. They saw the native americans as partners and traded with them
What two cultures are French
cajun and creole
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