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What effect did the Land Bridge have on the settlement of the Americas?
As glaciers receeded Paleo-Indians were able to cross the land bridge from Asia to the Americas
The Land Bridge runs along the Bering Strait and connects Asia and North America.
What is the Agricultural Revoultion and how did it change the Pre-Columbian socieities in the Americas?
The Agricultural Revolution is the cultivation of crops such as maize and squash. The more reliable food source allowed these once nomadic tribes to establish permanent settlements, government systems and increase thier populations.
The Agricultural Revolution was most effective in the Southwestern and Mississippi Valley regions of North America.
What is Cahokia?
Cahokia is a Native American city near presnt-day St. Louis that rivaled European cities in size and sophistication.
Native Americans in this region are sometimes called the Hopewell or mound builders for the large ceremonial earth mounds they created.
Where was the Aztec Empire located and why was it so successful?
The Aztecs developed a complex empire in Central Mexico. They were an aggressive and war-like society that ruled their empire by force.
Tenochtitlan, the center of the Aztec culture, contained as many as 250,000 inhabitants.
In what significant way did the Eastern Woodland cultures differ from the tribes of the Southwest and Mississippi Valley?
While the cultures of the Southwest and Mississippi Valley practiced intense agriculture, the cultures of the eastern Woodlands were more mobile hunters, gatherers, and farmers. As a result of this difference Eastern Woodland cultures did not live in cities but banded together during the summer months and disbanding during the winter months.
Eastern Woodland cultures formed along the Atlantic coast and into the Eastern Great Lakes. Native Americans here formed into diverse and mobile communities.