Answer the following questions.  Remember to cite your sources, and use only the sources provided for this assignment:

1) Describe the societies that developed in the Americas prior to European contact.  Compare and contrast American Indian civilizations in North and South America.

2) What political, religious, and technological developments spurred European exploration of the world?  How did the Ottoman Empire’s expansion factor into this?

3) How were the Portuguese and Spanish Empires different?

4) Describe the Columbian Exchange, and give a few examples to illustrate the way it worked.  What do we mean by “Old” and “New” Worlds? 

5) Do you think we should study history?  Is there any meaningful value in it?  (And yes, you can be honest).


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