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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

Old World, New Worlds (Prehistory-1600)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Describe the character of Indian cultures and western European society in the fifteenth century, identifying comparisons and contrasts.

Explain why western Europeans were able to establish colonies across the Atlantic during the early modern period.

Describe the Spanish empire in America and discuss its impact on European development.

Explain the significance of the Protestant Reformation and its relationship to western Europe's expansion.