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Midterm Study Guide

by: meghan Hamilton

Midterm Study Guide HST 198

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Covers important bits of information from the beginning to the present.
World History since 1500
Dr. Dewitt S. Chandler
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slavery, Imperialism, Darwinism, agricultural revolution, IndustrialRevolution
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Date Created: 09/29/16
Midterm Exam Review: HST 198 Regions with advanced technology in 1400’s ● Europe ● Ottoman Empire ● Mughal ● China Why didn’t merchants in Ming China have influence in the imperial government? ● The merchants didn’t rank very highly with the confucian morals. They  were seen as talking the poor’s wealth. Two American plants with an impact on the world ● Corn ● Potatoes Agricultural Revolution ● Brought rapidly growing populations ● Constant contact with herds and flocks ○ Lead to many diseases due to contact with these animals Industrial Revolution ● Origins in England ○ Rapid population growth ○ Credit and insurance became more widely available ● 2nd Agricultural Revolution ○ Lead to the improvement of agricultural tools, made  harvesting quicker ○ Lead to an increase in food being produced ○ Subsistence agriculture to market agriculture  ○ Change in crops, livestock and methods of farming How did the industrial revolution encourage feminism? ● During the industrial revolution, women had to work more than they did in  the past, making things such as unequal pay and voting rights become prominent Slavery ● Most slaves destined for plantations in the Southern U.S. ● Triangular trades Enlightenment: centered in France ● Supported scientific advancement Huge changes in commerce and manufacturing ● Mass production ○ Cotton textiles became very popular Scientific Revolution ● Popular among educated westerners ● Scientific instruments like the microscope and telescope were improved ● Huge part of the cultural transformation in Europe ○ Beliefs in witchcraft began to decline How did the Spanish conquer so many people? ● DISEASE ○ The invisible partner wiped out many more people than war  did ● Allies: no ethnic solidarity made it easy for the Spanish to allie with rival  indians to conquer larger Indian nations ● Technological superiority: had guns, weapons, swords, lances and  HORSES Scramble for Africa ● Pre­Social Darwinism: Europeans weren’t too proud to bow to kings of  Africa and ask permission to trade ● Post­Social Darwinism: Europeans had to prove their superiority, forcing  kings of Africa to be embarrassed. The Europeans truly began to believe they  were superior to these lesser peoples Why colonization declines ● Declining interest in acquiring additional real estate ● Colonies weren’t worth the trouble because sooner or later they would  want independence After 1870 everything changed ● Development in weapons ● Immense productivity Catalysts for “new imperialism” ● Panic of 1873: too many goods produced, not enough being sold of  absorbed  ● Birth of public opinion ● Social darwinism ○ the fittest survive(darwin didn’t intend for his theory to be  applied to the human society, only nature)


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