How did the "face of North America" drastically alter as a result of the early encounters between Native Americans and Europeans?
The face of North America changed because, as documents 5 and 6 say, both the indians and the europeans have resources and items that the other group needs. This caused trade to skyrocket and the two groups started to work together to be able to survive in the americas. The indians received weapons and tools to be able to manage the resources that they have better. The europeans received gold and natural resources to send back to Europe But not all of the changes were good. In document 9 it says that most of the indian population died once the europeans arrived. The cause was diseases. The europeans brought many diseases like smallpox, chicken pox and influenza. These disease caused the indian and european population to quickly decrease. Also the europeans took advantage of the indians and made them slaves.