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Watch the following video:
Guns, Germs, and Steel, episode 2 – Conquest (Links to an external site.)
And answer the following questions:
1. What are the cultural misunderstandings and points of conflict
between the Inca and the Spanish? What are some of the incorrect
beliefs they hold about each other? What parts of each other’s cultures
are they unable to understand?
2. What is Jared Diamond’s main argument regarding why societies have
developed differently? Do you agree with his argument? Why or why
not? How would you critique his argument?
3. What are the specific factors that gave the Spanish an advantage in
their interactions with the Native Americans?
4- Compare/contrast the views regarding slavery presented in the two
primary sources about Virginia:
A Report of a Committee from an Assembly Concerning the Freedom of Elizabeth
Key (1656) (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Act: Negroes Womens Children to Serve According to the Condition of the
Mother (1662) (Links to an external site.)
And Based on An Introduction to the Caribbean, Empire, and Slavery:
https://www.bl.uk/west-india-regiment/articles/an-introduction-to-thecaribbean-empire-and-slavery (Links to an external site.)
5- By the Seventeenth century, what was the major crop grown in the
Caribbean/West Indies. Who performed the labor
6- Define Maroons. Who are they?
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