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					Name: ____________________________                       Date: ________________________
US I History – Colonial United States
Miss Farrell

                      Columbus and the New World Discussion Guide

  1. What are some similarities and differences between the European world and the world of the
     Native Americans?




  2. Why did Christopher Columbus think that he had reached Asia? Why did he not know that he
     was in the Americas?




  3. How did Columbus’ understanding of the world’s geography affect his perception of the New
     World?
4. What problems do you foresee that could arise between the Europeans and the Native
   Americans?




5. Name several differences in the way you think decisions were made aboard Columbus’ ships
   versus in the League of Iroquois.

				
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