American History

American History

There are many subjects in American history that should be taught to students. The five main subjects that teach students the most about American history are coming to the new world, early colonization, the revolutionary era, beginning of a new nation, and slavery. The first topic in American history that is best to teach students about is coming to the new world. Before Christopher Columbus, an English explorer, sailed the ocean blue in 1492 to make his trip to America others had discovered the continent before him. The Mayans, Aztecs, and the Incas were three of the cultures in the Americas before Columbus. The Mayan’s had 20000 inhabitants, invented the calendar, and developed a system of writing. The Aztecs and the Incas both came in contact with the Europeans when they arrived in the new world. Also there was native North America in which had Indian inhabitants. They also came in contact with the settlers. Eventually the settlers and the Indians began to conduct trade with each other. There were two main reasons for English people to emigrate. One of the reasons was that the population doubled between 1500 and 1600. Another reason was that there was little social mobility in England. By the end of the seventeenth century there were 10000 English people in the new world. The English coming to the new world was the beginning of American history.
The second topic in American history that is best to teach students about is early colonization. England’s model of colonization was the plantation model. The plantation model meant that they were going to establish communities and create permanent settlements in the new world. The settlers wanted to remake the new world in the image of England. The first permanent settlement in the new world was Jamestown. Jamestown was in a swampy area that was surrounded by Indians. This was one of the reasons that Jamestown had a 90% mortality rate. Many people in Jamestown also died from starvation. In this colony the people had...
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