Chapter 24: New Worlds: The Americas & Oceania

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    • KC-4.2.III.A
      • Imperial conquests & widening global economic opportunities contributed to the formation of new political & economic elites: The Casts system in the Americas
    • KC-4.2.II.D
      • Newly developed colonial economies in the Americas largely depended on agriculture:
        • Utilized existing labor systems (Incan Mit’a)
        • Introduced new labor systems (Encomienda)
    • KC-4.1.IV
      • The new global circulation of goods was facilitated by chartered European monopoly companies & the global flow of silver, especially from Spanish colonies in the Americas, which was used to purchase Asian goods for the Atlantic markets & satisfy Chinese demand for silver.
    • KC-4.2.II.C
      • The growth of the plantation economy increased the demand for slaves in the Americas, leading to significant demographic, social, and cultural changes
    • KC-4.1.VI
      • In some cases, the increase & intensification of interactions between newly connected hemispheres expanded the reach & furthered development of existing religious & contribute to religious conflicts
      • Syncretic belief systems & practices

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