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a powerpoint game on central america and mexico history

a powerpoint game on central america and mexico history

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  • 1. How Well Do You Know CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO?
  • 2. Here’s a bonus question to get the game rolling!
    • What led many of the countries in this region of Latin America to gain independence in 1821?
    • All picture sources: Google Images
  • 3. Question 1
    • When did Christopher Columbus discover the West Indies?
  • 4. 1502 ACE
  • 5. Question 2
    • Where did the Mayas live?
  • 6.
      • The Mayas lived in southern Mexico and in present-day Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  • 7. Question 3
    • Name any 4 of the 7 ancient civilizations that originated in Mexico (that were discussed on the Wikispace!)
  • 8.
    • Olmec
    • Maya
    • Aztec
    • Teotihuacan
    • Mixtec
    • Toltec
    • Zapotec
  • 9. Question 4
    • When did most of the major Spanish settlement occur?
  • 10. In the 1520s
  • 11. Question 5
    • Which country did Panama join forces with during the independence movement of Central America?
  • 12.  
  • 13. Question 6
    • What religion did the Spanish missionaries bring to the Americas?
  • 14. Roman Catholic
  • 15. Bonus!
    • Name two reasons why the Mexicans embraced the new Spanish religion.
  • 16. Question 7
    • “ A belief that a country’s economic strength depended on increasing its gold supply by exporting more goods than it imported” is an example of what?
  • 17. Mercantilism
  • 18. Question 8
    • Why did the Spanish want to conquer the Americas?
  • 19.
      • They wanted to expand their empire
      • The Americas were rumored to be filled with gold
      • They wanted to be the most rich and powerful European country
  • 20. Question 9
    • What was the name of the federation created by the Central American countries after their independence?
  • 21. The United Provinces of Central America
  • 22. Question 10 What was the name of the Aztec capital?
  • 23. Tenochtitlan
  • 24. Question 11
    • Give one reason why the Aztec empire fell with the arrival of the Spanish.
  • 25.
      • They believed Cortes was a god
      • The Spanish brought smallpox, which weakened the Aztec army
      • The Spanish became allies with some of the Aztecs, making it easier for them to ruin the empire from within
  • 26. And the winner is…