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1 Practice EssaysEarly Modern Period
2 CCOT 2003Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 C.E. and 1750 C.E. Be sure to discuss continuities as well as change.West AfricaSouth AsiaEurope
3 CCOT 2005Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic world as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas from 1492 to 1750.
4 CCOT 2008Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean region from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E.
5 Compare and Contrast state structures of one European and one Afro-Asiatic empire
FrancePortugalSpainEnglandHollandRussiaAustriaOttoman EmpireSafavid EmpireMughal EmpireMing Chinese EmpireWest African Sahel StateJapanese Shogunate
6 Trace the intellectual and artistic transformation from 600 to 1750 in any one region:
East AsiaSouth AsiaSouthwest AsiaWest EuropeEast Europe
7 Compare Russia’s interactions with any two:
Ottoman EmpireMing/Ching ChinaWestern EuropeEastern Europe
8 Compare the process of empire building of one European and one Afro-Asiatic empire (gun-powder empire)FrancePortugalSpainEnglandHollandRussiaAustria or PrussiaOttoman EmpireSafavid EmpireMughal EmpireMing Chinese EmpireWest African Sahel StateJapanese Shogunate
9 Compare Mesoamerican and Andean systems of economic exchange.
10 Compare and contrast any two coercive systems of labor
Caribbean slaverySlavery in English North American coloniesSlavery in BrazilSpanish Mita system in South AmericaWest African slaveryMuslim slavery in Southwest AsiaIndia Hingu castesEast European serfdom
Essay Changes in Early Modern Europe
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Early modern Europe, specifically Spain and England, was going through major growing pains in the period before discovery and settlement of the New World. Recovery from the Black Plague, religious reformation, and newly formed nation-states were on the forefront of these changes. The political environment, economy, and religion were all intertwined during the upheaval of the Old World which proved to be a driving force in the search for and eventual settlement of new lands. The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation were major motivating factors in early modern Europe leading to exploration of new lands. This began with Martin Luther’s break from Catholic doctrine in 1519. By the time the Reformation came onto the European stage,…show more content…
Because of all this religious change in England and other nations, they were slower to explore and colonize the New World. Economic changes occurred partly due to the newly formed nation-states of Spain, Portugal, France, and England. Trade at that time was limited and expensive, so the Europeans began looking for new trade routes to Asia. What they found was an altogether new place that opened up many new opportunities for food sources, money, and slave labor. A motivator for exploration was “defined primarily in terms of silver and gold and secondarily in terms of raw materials.” Another factor to consider was the population explosion that came about after the Black Plague wiped out around 30 million Europeans producing “economic disruption.” Spain was seeking gold to finance further expeditions abroad and their own war with the Muslims on the home front. Britain was seeking new trade markets for their wool with the collapse of their wool market at home. Another mitigating economic factor was the rising prices created by the flood of American silver into the European market. This caused rates to double on many goods, which benefited the farmers and the merchants, but the majority of people suffered because their wages did not rise proportionately. This increased the number of people living on the fringes of society and “thus built up pressure to immigrate to the Americas.” Intertwined with