AP U.S. History Exam 1.3. The excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which...what?
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Okay, here's the excerpt.
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All right, and the question:
The excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which... what?
And here are your potential answers.
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Take a look at that first sentence from the excerpt again.
"For this reason he had sent us
hither to put an end to so much misery."
Sounds like Castillo didn't think too highly of those
frenemies across the sea.
So does the excerpt reflect a common practice of the time in which A -
monarchs included clergy among the early explorers of new lands?
Hmm. Well the the end of the excerpt makes it seem like
these explorers were waiting for people who could
explain these things more fully to them,
"things" being the ins and outs of Christianity.
[ chuckles ] So that spirits away A.
Does the excerpt support the idea that B -
Europeans learned to embrace the customs of other cultures?
Anything but, right?
On top of wanting to put an end to so much misery,
Europeans paid little attention to the ins and outs of Native culture.
So that wipes out B and C.
Which means that the excerpt reflects a common practice of the time in which
D - Native Americans were seen as uncivilized
when held to European standards.
Back then, most Europeans believed that Native Americans
were uncivilized and needed to be "saved,"
which the Spaniards believed was possible
through Jesus Christ.
So D is the correct answer.
Of course, much of that saving fell a little bit short
what with widespread disease and warfare
eradicating the population.
Sounds more like an uncivilizing affect.
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