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  • 1. History 140 Powerpoint #1 By: Michael Huey
  • 2. What is History?
    • History includes a collection of significant events, people, and stories; each leaving some impression for our everyday lives.
    • History is studied through primary documents (first-hand evidence or testimony from a participant’s or witness’s point of view), and secondary sources (documents of a historical event, providing insight and analysis of the event)
    • History is a fascinating subject because, unlike math or science, where experiments could prove an ultimate conclusion, historical findings must be extensively researched, and thoroughly interpreted to prove validity.
  • 3. Why Study History
    • Since we can’t time travel, no do we know what life was like in the past, we use historical evidence and documents to give us a perspective of what happened.
    • Studying history allows us to see which events or people have shaped our political and social lifestyle today.
    • History allows individuals to get a deeper look and understanding of himself or herself.
    • In addition, learning and history could also be fun!
  • 4. History & Technology
    • Key Points
    • Use of DNA technology to pinpoint specific location of origin of humans before the great migration across the world.
    • Blood samples taken from an African tribe suggests the earliest humans started there and traveled, along the shoreline, and made it to as far east as China.
    • Historical records of a cataclysmic event occurred throughout the land, causing the sky to darken, panic, and shifting lands.
    • Geological science and studies help indicate that about the 500s, a possible volcanic eruption took place.
  • 5. Trade
    • Goods and food were introduced and traded to bartering explorers all across the globe.
    • Trading was one of the ways the world became united overseas.
    • Henry The Navigator was the first to circumnavigate around the southern part of Africa to find better spice trade route.
    • Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, later became the first European to reach the wealth of the Indies spice capital by sea.
  • 6. Disease
    • Even before arrival of Columbus, the Americas had diseases.
      • Tuberculosis, parasites, etc.
    • With the arrival of the Europeans, a whole batch of new diseases were brought to the New World, thus impacting the population of the Americas.
      • Malaria, Smallpox, measles, influenza, etc.
    • Other causes for diseases: hunger, lack of water, temperature changes, lack of sanitation, natural disasters (volcanic eruption)
  • 7. Misc.
    • Trade and exploration to other parts of the globe enabled sailors to create maps of the world.
    • Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition succeeded as the first to circumnavigate the globe, though Magellan was killed before the voyage was complete.
    • Horses expanded all across America, greatly impacting the every day lives of the Native Americans.