Period 1: 1491-1607

Key Concepts

This unit, though foundational, is very thin and a small component of the exam.

Key Concept 1.1 As native populations migrated and settled across the vast expanse of North America over time, they developed distinct and increasingly complex societies by adapting to and transforming their diverse environments.

Key Concept 1.2 Contact among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans resulted in the Columbian Exchange and significant social, cultural, and political changes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Study Resources

Gilder Lehrman Institute: Period 1