HIST 1301



Unit One, Part One:  Discovery

The European Voyages of Exploration: The 16th and 17th Centuries

Geography of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)

Timeline of the Reconquista

Imperial Spain: Castile and Aragon

Conquistadors (PBS series)

The Caribbean: First Contact

The Columbian Exchange: Plants, Animals, and Disease Between Old and New Worlds

Columbian Exchange--Chart

The Price of Sugar

Sugar and the Slave Trade

The Spanish Armada

Sir Francis Drake , Sir Humphrey Gilbert , Sir Walter Raleigh , Sir John Hawkins Pirates and Privateers ("Sea Dogs")

Discovery and Reformation

Protestantism: Martin Luther


Unit One, Part Two:  Colonization

The Puritan Movement


A History of Jamestown

A Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia

The Economic History of Tobacco

The Pilgrim Fathers

Massachusetts Bay

John Winthrop

Rhode Island and Providence Plantation

The French Explorers

New Amsterdam and New York

The New England Confederation

South Carolina


Unit Two, Part One:  Revolution

Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution

Alexander Hamilton

Civil War

© Kahne Parsons, 2006