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world history midterm study guide

world history midterm study guide


School: University of California Riverside
Department: OTHER
Course: World History 1500-1900
Professor: Robert patch
Term: Winter 2017
Tags: World History and history
Cost: 50
Name: World History Midterm Study Guide
Description: Midterm Study Guide
Uploaded: 01/29/2017
2 Pages 5 Views 8 Unlocks

History Study Guide

What country has the most technologically advanced country in 1500?



∙ Most technologically advanced country in 1500

∙ They invented paper, gunpowder, tea, and possibly noodles

∙ Had no need to expand because it had all the resources it needed ∙ Restricted trade with outside sources

∙ Exported porcelain, silk, and cotton textiles to Europe, imported silver from  Europe

∙ Divided the world into 3 groups: Chinese, cooked foreigners, and raw  foreigners


∙ Extremely isolationist

∙ Set up trade with the Portuguese in Nagasaki, but replaced them with the  Dutch when the Portuguese tried to convert the Japanese to Christianity ∙ They ban any Japanese person who left Japan from coming back.


∙ Great at making pretty textiles

∙ High demand for Indian textiles in Africa and Europe, high demand for plain  Indian textiles in the Americas to clothe slaves

The Spanish sent who, to try and find a shorter route to India?

∙ Whenever there is a natural disaster there is not enough food in India Africa:

∙ Slaves are sold within Africa and are exported to the Middle East and the  Americas

∙ Slaves sold to the Middle East are made eunuchs and made to guard men’s  wives.

∙ Slaves sold within Africa are used for skilled labor, domestic labor, and human sacrifices, never agriculture

∙ Slavery in Africa is not hereditary

∙ People sold themselves into slavery to pay debts, POWs are made slaves, and prisoners are made slaves

∙ Slaves are exported, while rum, guns, and Indian textiles are imported ∙ Slave trade expands from 1500-1700 and declines from 1800-1900


∙ Europe quickly becomes the most scientifically advanced place on Earth. ∙ They are not very rich, powerful, or technologically advanced ∙ Europe controlled by the very powerful Catholic church

What country is great in making pretty textiles?

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∙ The church was very corrupt and a catholic priest named Martin Luther  started the Reformation

∙ The Bible is translated to many different languages starting with German. ∙ The Lutheran Church is led by Martin Luther and spread to Germany, Norway, and the Baltics

∙ The Anglican Church is started in England by Henry Tudor to divorce his wife ∙ The Calvinist Church is started in Switzerland by John Calvin. ∙ The Calvinists let the congregation lead the church.

∙ The Scientific Revolution grew out of the Reformation

∙ Scientists began to question the church.

∙ Copernicus proposed a heliocentric universe, Kepler supported his theory and added elliptical orbits, Galileo wrote about the heliocentric universe in a  comedy in Italian instead of in Latin

∙ Europe was heavily involved in the Americas.

The Americas

∙ The Spanish sent Christopher Columbus to try and find a shorter route to  India, but he found the Caribbean instead.

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∙ The Aztecs were led by Montezuma in Tenochtitlan and they were the most  powerful empire in the Americas.

∙ The Caribbean, the United States, Canada, and South America all had  subsistence level societies.  

∙ Mexico was a surplus producing society.

∙ The English colonized the Eastern United States.

∙ Puritans in Massachusetts tried to create a theocracy there. ∙ The Dutch colonized New York.

∙ The French colonized Canada.

∙ Slavery in the Americas involved agriculture and was hereditary. ∙ There was less slavery in Canada, New York, and the Eastern United States as it couldn’t grow sugar, tobacco, or cotton.

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