The Spread Of Maize Cultivation From P.d Essay

1382 Words May 18th, 2016 6 Pages
As native populations migrated and settled across the vast expanse of North American over time, they developed distinct and increasingly complex societies by adapting to and transforming their diverse environments. Before the Europeans arrived, native populations in North America developed a wide variety of social, political, and economic structures based in part on interactions with the environment and each other. As settlers migrated and settled across the vast expanse of North American over time, they developed quite different and increasingly complex societies by adapting and transforming their diverse environments. The spread of maize cultivation from p.d. Mexico northward into the American southwest and beyond supported economic development and social diversification among societies in these areas. A mix of foraging and hunting did the same for societies in the North West and areas of California that the spread of maize cultivation did in the South West. In the early 1500’s, spain became the dominant exploring and colonizing power. The treaty of Tordesillas divided the Americas between the Spanish and the Portuguese. The spanish conquerors came to the Americas in the service of god as well as in search of gold and glory. Due to the gold and silver deposits found in the new world, the European economy was transformed. The islands of the Caribbean sea served as offshore bases for the staging of the spanish invasion of the mainland islands. By the 1530’s in Mexico and…

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