How did European trade goods affect Native Americans’ lives? Was the acquisition of these trade goods worth Native Americans’ changing their lifestyles?

Critical Thinking Short Essay

This 2-page assignment is located within Module 2. All students must complete this assignment. You must submit your Critical Thinking Short Essay to the Assignment box. Students who do not submit the assignment will receive a zero. This is a key assignment assessment; the results are used to ensure students are meeting University Exploration program goals.

Answer the following questions in paragraph form (2 pages). Consider in your answer the Saint Leo Core Values of Respect, Community, and Responsible Stewardship.

1. How did European trade goods affect Native Americans’ lives? Was the acquisition of these trade goods worth Native Americans’ changing their lifestyles?

2. What goods or devices in modern society have we adopted in modern society that have made our lives easier, but have also caused harm to ourselves or to our environment?