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Many migrants fled Europe because of government persecution and conflicts among rival Christian churches. For the most part, they practiced their religions in America without interference. Religion became more prominent in colonial life after the evangelical revivals of the 1740s, and the churches less dogmatic. Americans increasingly rejected the harshest tenets of Calvinism (a strict version of Protestantism), and a significant minority of educated colonists embraced the rational outlook of the European Enlightenment.

1). Around eight thousand years ago, a second movement of peoples, traveling by water across the narrow strait, brought the ancestors of the Navajos and the Apaches to North America. The forebears of the Aleut and Inuit peoples, the “Eskimos,” came in a third migration around five thousand years ago. Then, for three hundred generations, the peoples of the Western Hemisphere were largely cut off from the rest of the world. During this long era, hunting and gathering became the economic basis for a remarkably variegated and complex tribal world.

And we walked with boldness every road, but now we walk like slaves, which we shall soon be, since the French already treat us . . ” Before the 1490s, the Natchez and other Native American peoples knew nothing of the light-skinned inhabitants of Europe and the dark-complexioned peoples of Africa. But when Christopher Columbus, a European searching for a sea route to Asia, encountered the peoples of the Western Hemisphere in 1492, the destinies of four continents quickly became intertwined. In 1502, when Nicolás de Ovando replaced Columbus as governor of Hispaniola, his fleet of thirty ships carried both Spanish adventurers and enslaved Africans, initiating the centuries-long process that would produce a diaspora of Africans and Europeans and the creation of triracial societies in the Americas.

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