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US I History – Colonial United States
Columbus and the New World Discussion Guide
1. What are some similarities and differences between the European world and the world of the
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
4. What problems do you foresee that could arise between the Europeans and the Native
5. Name several differences in the way you think decisions were made aboard Columbus’ ships
versus in the League of Iroquois.