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The New World Encountered

26 minutes 43 seconds

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During the early 1500s, Spanish, Portuguese, and English explorers, looking for passage to the Far East, made many voyages to the New World discovered by Columbus in 1492. Presents an overview of the initial European contacts with the Americas and the conquests of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Reviews at the end.

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Runtime: 26 minutes 43 seconds

Painting of Christopher Columbus giving orders to men on a ship. Caption. Columbus and other European monarchies did not know.
The New World
Episode 1
26 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Men in medieval costumes walk through a forest. Caption. In Alabama, the Spanish encountered great resistance.
The New World
Episode 2
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Men in colonial costumes gather around a table. 1 individual bends over to sign a document. Caption. To make just and equal laws for the colony's general good.
The New World
Episode 3
27 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10