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Great Migrations

World Scholars Cup 2013

Nathan Levin

on 15 May 2013

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Transcript of Great Migrations

Great Migrations Diaspora: the movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland "Out of Africa"
When: about 100,000 years ago
Who: early homosapiens
Why: food, innovation, climate change...? Founding of America: British Invasion
When: 1607
Where: Jamestown, Virginia
Why: Entrepreneurship
Interesting Details: Jamestown was hardly a great success. 80% of the initial settlers would die in the first three years. Finally they were saved by the profitability of tobacco. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
When: 16th - 19th century
Who: Africans sold by Africans to European slave traders
Where: Transported to the colonies in the Americas
Exploration and Colonization of the New World
Taiwan R.O.C. The Holocaust
When: 1938
Who: Jewish and other non-aryan peoples flee Europe
Why: Nazi party, persecution, religious freedom
The Nazis attempted a few "Jewish Deportation" plans, the most successful was the forced resettlement of Jews to Palestine. This has led in part to the conflict there today. Who: Portugal and Spain
When: 1492 - 1898
Why: The three Gs
-1492 ___________ sailed the ocean blue
carrying the Spanish flag.
- spreading the Christian faith
Santa Maria
Founded: 1510 Conquest of the Inca and Mayan People.
Hernando Cortez, 1519 California gets its own section
16,500 years ago - Ancient peoples cross the Bering land bridge.
1600-1800 - Spanish establish Jesuit missions and ranches all along southern coast.
1821 - Mexico wins independence from Spain and governance of California
1848 - America retakes California, with the treaty of...

to here From here Many refugees from the Nazis would flee to America.
Famous Ones:
Albert Einstein
Henry Kissinger
Madeline Albright Aboriginal people till 1624
Dutch Formosa 1624-1662
Han Chinese and Hakka immigrants late 1600s
Qing Dynasty take over 1683
Ceded to Japan in 1895
1949 Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang ZhongZheng) retreats to Taiwan with the ROC How people got from here to there and how the world was shaped. 1.2 - 2.4 Million African Slaves died in transit across the Atlantic. African Americans make up ~15% of the U.S. population today. They have had a profound impact on all aspects of the modern United States. Unfortunately the negative effect on Africa has been equally profound. Whether by choice or not, people are constantly on the move. The only thing constant about our world is change. I have only scratched the surface of the great human migrations throughout history. Now it's your turn. Assignment: With your team choose a human migration we have not discussed today and prepare a 5-10 min presentation for the class. Nathan@staysharptaiwan.org.tw
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