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A Changing World

Mary Krenisky

Mel Albin

HIS 104

October 23, 2017

A Changing World

Thesis

The discovery of America was a giant leap in opening up the world creating possibilities that were not previously thought about.

Outline

I. Aspects that demonstrate Old and New World exchanges

1. Trade and business

2. Communication

3. Culture

II. Groups affected by discovery of America

1. Traders

a) America opened up new routes that boosted trade

b) America created a unique platform for expansion of trade

2. Europeans

a) America created a new land for Europeans to colonize

b) America opened up new territory for the Europeans to increase their global influence

3. Farmers

a) America created a new land for farmers to practice agriculture

b) The climatic conditions across America provided an opportunity to improve agricultural production among the European farmers

4. Red Indians

a) The red Indians started being eradicated

b) The intrusion of the Europeans affected the ways of living of the Red Indians

5. Slaves

a) The discovery of America created a demand for more slaves

b) The fertile lands across America meant that the slaves would work extra hard for their masters

III. How creation of new global trade routes affected the occupations and lifestyles of the average working American in the colonies.

a) New global trade encouraged exchange of fresh goods, which the working Americans would afford

b) The new global trade routes allowed the transfer of cultural practices, which the working Americans would fit into

c) The new global routes encouraged intermarriages, which led to new cultures

d) The new global routes encouraged development of financial institutions that enhanced savings and loans, which improved the lifestyles of the working Americans

e) The new global routes created a distinction between the social classes among the working americans due to the difference like lifestyle and material possessions.

Conclusion

The discovery of America was a giant leap in opening up the world creating possibilities that were not previously thought of.

References

Robertson, L. G. (2015). Conquest by law: How the discovery of America dispossessed indigenous peoples of their lands. Oxford University Press.

Turner, F. J., & Bogue, A. G. (2010). The frontier in American history. Originally Published by New York, Henry Holt and Company 1921. Courier Corporation.

Strauss, W., & Howe, N. (2011). Generations: The history of America’s future, 1584 to 2069. New York. Publisher, Harper Collins, 1992.

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