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How many years ago was the land on Earth just one land form? How did people prove this?

225 million years ago, Pangea, identical species of fish were discovered in land locked lakes and oceans alike


How long ago was the basic shape of NA sculpted

10 million


Canadian Shield

A zone undergirded by ancient rock, probably the first part of what became Americas land mass


What are the main mountain ranges of North America

Appalachians, Rockies, Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Costal Ranges


When did the Ice Age occur and how is that related to the formation of America and the arrival of ancient people?

2 million years, ice carved out lakes, melted ice flowed through Mississippi River and St. Lawrence River, sea levels lowered when ice froze up. It revealed a land bridge connecting Siberia and Alaska through which Native Americans crossed.


What year did the Europeans arrive in the Americas, how many native were predicted to be there by that time

1492, 54 million with 2000 different tribes, languages, and beliefs


Name the present day country these tribes were located:
1. Incans
2. Mayans
3. Aztecs

1. Peru
2. Central America
3. Mexico


What was one of the most advanced developments that contributed to early life

The cultivation of maize/corn


Even without livestock or simple invention like the wheel, what advancements did they make?

Trading systems, elaborate cities, mathematics, astronomical discoveries, and a set religion with human offerings to their gods


What was the foundation of the great civilizations in Mexico? How did that transform those tribes?

Agriculture, more specifically corn, from simple nomadic hunter/gatherers to settled farmers in permanent homes


How did the Pueblo people of Southwest America use the Rio Grande to their advantage

Building irrigation systems to water their corn crops


Define Nation-states and give an example

Densely populated and complex societies in which political legitimacy and authority overlay a large degree of cultural commodity, Aztecs-definable hierarchy, culture and religion, complexity of state of living