Black Death Dbq

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The Black Death changed the lives of peasants in many ways. After going through all the pain and suffering, the peasants gained more freedom, rights and respect. The revolt against the government may have been unsuccessful but it still changed the feudal system, creating a better society. Workers became scarce when the Black Death striked. The peasants used this to their advantage against the lords. They asked for higher wage and refused to work. “Peasants could demand higher wages as they knew that a lord was desperate to get in his harvest” (The History Learning Site - March 2015) This quote proves that lords were ready to do anything the peasants asked as they were unable to care for their own farms and crops without their help. This new

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