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Dark Era Dbq

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Document A:
1. What time period does The American Cyclopaedia use to explain the “Dark Ages”?
It explains that from 400 CE to 1400 CE it was the “Dark Ages”. It says that the “Dark Ages” almost lasted as long as the Middle Ages.
2. Does “intellectual depression” refer to the people of the “Dark Ages” or historical knowledge of the time?
I think the term “intellectual depression” refers to the people of the “Dark Ages” because historians believed at that time that people lived without learning and innovation.
3. Does this definition resemble more the original meaning of the “Dark Ages” or the meaning it gained over time?
I think it resembles the meaning it gained over time because the excerpt describes the “Dark Ages” to be a time of intellectual
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When the Magna Carta was written the people who wanted change had a say in what to put on it. The Magna Carta took power away from the King and gave a little bit of power to the people.
Document F:
1. Based on this excerpt, do you think trade was instrumental in the spread of Buddhism to Japan? Explain.
Yes, because whenever people travel to different countries for the purpose of trade they bring their religion with them. So if someone who worships Buddhism went to Japan they would be spreading their religion to other parts of the world.
2. Summarize the trade relations described in this excerpt. Do you think the geographic locations of Japan, China, and Korea contributed to this trade? Explain.
All these countries traded with each other and they traded many types of goods. The geographic location did contribute to this trade because they all are relatively close to each other.
3. How do you think people in Japan, China, and Korea were affected by the trade described here? Explain.
The people in these countries were able to get what they wanted/needed from other
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