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The first civilizations in the world developed along the Mississippi River in North America in 5000 BC. These civilizations started from early farming villages and settlements that had begun around 3000 years ago.

Which empire were located in the Americas?

Long Before the Europeans

Inca 1200-1532 The Andean region, present-day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Andes Mountains
Aztec (Mexicas) 1345-1521 The central Mexican basin, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan is present-day Mexico City

Who were the first empire in South America?

The Norte Chico civilization in Peru is the oldest civilization in the Americas and one of the first six independent civilizations in the world; it was contemporaneous with the Egyptian pyramids. It predated the Mesoamerican Olmec by nearly two millennia.

What were the three dominant empires of the Americas?

The Maya, Inca, and Aztec peoples developed complex civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and Peru before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. They grew corn and many other food crops unknown in Europe. They developed their own calendars, mathematics, and engineering skills.

Who were the first settlers in North America and where did they come from?

The Spanish were among the first Europeans to explore the New World and the first to settle in what is now the United States. By 1650, however, England had established a dominant presence on the Atlantic coast. The first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.

Did the Native American discover America?

WASHINGTON (AP) _ In the eyes of Native Americans, Christopher Columbus did not discover America in 1492. The Indians were robbed of most of their land; their culture was nearly destroyed, and, today, 500 years later, they are among the poorest Americans, he said.

Who named America after?

Amerigo Vespucci