New World Beginnings ( 33000 B.c

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New World Beginnings (33,000 B.C. - A.D. 1769) First Paragraph The earth was formed over 6 billion years ago, yet in terms of time, only recently was a Western civilization formed. Even more recently, the Americas were accidentally discovered, and they would prove to drastically influence and alter the future of earth. The Shaping of North America The Americas were formed from the single supercontinent that contained all of the earth’s landmass. Some 225 million years ago, a single supercontinent contained all the world’s dry land chunks of terrain began to separate, thus creating the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, as well as forming the great continents that would be Europe, Asia,, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, and the Americas North America was shaped through a multitude of natural occurrences. Continued shifting and folding of the earth’s crust thrust up mountain ranges. When the glaciers finally melted about 10,000 years ago, they created and the North American landscape as we know it today Peopling the Americas Natural occurrences also helped for a population in the Americas. the glaciers contributed to the origins of the continent’s human history Although it is uncertain, many believe that the glaciers of the Ice Age melted and gave way to the Bering land bridge that allowed people to populate the Americas from Eurasia. At the same time, the ice caps over the diverse and vast geology of the Americas melted, allowing people to travel and populate down to the

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