Corn Planting In Mexico

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1) Maize Cultivation: About 5000 B.C. hunter-gatherers in highland Mexico developed a wild grass into the staple crop of corn, which became their staff of life and the foundation of the complex, large-scale, centralized Aztec and Inca nation-states that eventually emerged. Corn planting reached the present-day American Southwest by about 1200 B.C. and powerfully molded Pueblo culture. The rich diet provided by this environmentally clever farming technique produced some of the highest population densities on the continent, among them the Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, and Iroquois peoples.
2) North American native peoples: The native peoples of North America were living in small, scattered, and impermanent settlements on the eve of the europeans’
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Native New World introduced plants such as tobacco, maize, beans, tomatoes and potatoes. The Old World/Europeans introduced animals, horses, Kentucky bluegrass and diseases; such as smallpox, yellow fever, and malaria and this whole exchange was initiated by Columbus. Europe provides the markets, the capital, and the technology; Africa furnished the labor; and the New World offered its raw materials, especially its precious metals and its soil for the cultivation of sugarcane.
4) Conquistadores: From 1519-1540, Spanish conquerors (conquistadores) spread throughout the Americas in search of gold and glory for Spain. Ponce de Leon, Coronado, de Soto Pizarro, Cortes, and other conquerors spread Spanish religion and culture throughout the Americas. While destroying many civilizations (mostly through disease) in their wake (Inca and Aztec), the conquistadores set the stage for Spanish colonization and one of the greatest and longest lasting empires of the American
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It enabled a considerable number of investors, called “adventurers,” to pool their capital. Peace with a chastened Spain provided provided the opportunity for English colonization. Population growth provided the workers.
11) First and Second Anglo-Powhatan War: First Anglo-Powhatan War in 1614, sealed by the marriage of Pocahontas to the colonist John Rolfe and in the Second Anglo-Powhatan War in 1644, the Indians made one last effort to dislodge the Virginians and Indians were defeated. Indians killed 347 settlers, including John Rolfe and by the second Anglo-Powhatan War, in 1669, an official census revealed that only about two thousand Indians remained in Virginia, perhaps 10 percent of the population the original English settlers had encountered in 1607. By 1685 the English considered the Powhatan peoples extinct.
12) Act of Toleration: The Catholics of Maryland threw their support behind the famed Act of Toleration, which was passed in 1649 by the local representative assembly. Maryland’s new religious statute guaranteed toleration to all Christians. It decreed the death penalty for jews and atheists, who denied the divinity of jesus. The laws thus sanctioned less toleration than had previously existed in the
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