By the 1500s, Europe had destroyed almost their source of fur. The occurrence of the “little ice age” resulted in panic from European countries and a ridiculously high demand for furs. This made fur prices rise and Merchants hungry to sell them. This is similar to when China began to use silver as their national currency, which made merchants eager to trade with them. Different from one another, the fur trade was incredibly competitive in the Americas.
It also included widespread fighting among warlords. A quote that represents how hard the Great Depression was for industrial business owners is, “but it was the time of widespread fighting among warlords, who all levied heavy taxes. This, combined with the effects of the Great Depression, made it an extremely difficult time to run a textile factory” (Chang 104). Also, prior to the establishment of the Renminbi becoming the national currency in 1935, there were many different forms of payment. For example, in the book, it is mentioned that the only way to get her brother out of prison was to raise, “1,000 pieces of silver” (Chang
The negative impacts due to diseases can be seen in Documents 4 and 6. In Doc 4, a report of the Conquest of Mexico, the author states the devastating effects of newly brought diseases in the Aztec kingdom. Because the Aztecs had not built up an immunity to Europeans diseases, when the diseases were brought over, the results were devastating, with many Aztecs dying and unable to provide food. Due to this report being an Aztec account of the Conquest of their land, the details may be slightly biased, and the negatives slightly exaggerated, in spite of the European conquistadors. The impact of disease ca also be seen in Doc 6, a report on the spread of disease into the New World.
The silver trade in the 16th to 18th centuries brought economic and social transformations around the world. The changing flow of silver during this time changed every civilization globally; The Ming empire, the Spanish and Britain were effected both economically and socially. By the early 18th century, the effects of silver trade had both changed the operation of economics and social structure. Additional documents that could have explained and supported these changes; writings from the empire of Tokugawa Japan, the indigineous workers in the Potosi mines, business owners and their change in their payments and reliance on silver for profit, and the agriculturalists that saw the influence of silver on the trade of commodities all over the globe.
Due to the revolution, when the Europeans encroached onto America and started migrating from the eastern side to the western side, the ancient borders of the first peoples – the first nations – were forgotten. This made life difficult for the unfortunate Native Americans whose lands were invaded and their languages and cultures were washed away. Impact of American Revolution today The American Revolution affects the modern-day America to such an extent that if it hadn’t happened, the US would not have been an independent republic in North America. This way it affected everything in the US.
The Columbian Exchange is a term, coined by Alfred Crosby, meaning the transfer of ideas, people, products, and diseases resulting from Old World contact with Native Americans. Some goods exchanged between the New and Old Worlds include the three sisters, potatoes, wheat, tobacco, guns, languages, religion, weeds, influenza, smallpox, and human beings. While the transmission of foods to the Old World greatly contributed to population growth, there are largely more negative consequences worldwide than positive ones (3). After looking at all of the facts, one can only conclude that the Columbian Exchange had a more detrimental effect than a beneficial one.
The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was one of the laws that led to anger, dislike, disagreement, and eventually revolution in Colonial America. Another effect was an increase in smuggling and crime in the colonies. The colonists did not want to pay the outrageous taxes so they looked for ways not to have to pay. A third effect was the colonists decided to stop buying luxury products from Great Britain and looked to local manufacturers for their products. They did this to avoid paying the high
The massacre changed the lives of the families and friends of the victims of the massacre, and it also changed the lives of the soldiers. The laws and protests during the time of the massacre were almost as horrific as the massacre itself. Most of the laws were set to tax the Colonies so that Britain could pay their debts, but they did not work due to the boycotts the Patriots had used to protests them. The Townshend Acts, created by Charles Townshend, were a taxation of all of all of the goods that were imported into America. The acts were so outrageous, that it eventually led to the Boston Massacre.
When the Europeans arrived in North America, many changes came into the lives of indigenous peoples. These changes included things such as new weapons and horses, which made hunting easier, but Europeans also killed indigenous people, treated them as though they were less than human, and took their lands. These immoral things happened because of European desire for riches and glory. Because of this, the European impact on Native Americans should be seen as a moral question. Upon their arrival, Europeans saw indigenous people as heathens because of their religions and their difference in culture.
The French Indian War was the starting point of the American Revolution. Britain began to neglect the Colonies which lead to America gained self rule and military experience. Along with that, taxes pushed by Britain created resentment from the colonies and therefore resulted in colonial backlash. Part of the problem was the separation between Britain and the Colonies. The Colonies were an agrarian society, while Britain was evolving into an industrial society, which created a lot of cultural diversity between the two.
After the war the British were in a lot of debt; they needed a way to pay off the debt. Consequently the war took place in British America, the Parliament of England figured that the colonists should pay the price. The colonists were upset because of the taxes they called unfair. The Molasses Act was the first tax on sugar. The Molasses Act was placed on the colonies, however, the British government did not enforce this “law”.
In comparing to Black death and AIDS, both are epidemic disease, but the harmful consequences of the Black Death were in large scale in Societies and economies than AIDS. During the Black Death, food production collapsed because a huge number of farmers died which led to femine happen (Tignor). The famine caused the shortage of food and it helps to raise prices, work stoppages and unrest. On the other hand, AIDS was not that effective on economies like Black Death had. Even though, AIDS is a life threatening disease, but modern technology discovers the remedy of this disease which keep stabilize the AIDS in present day.
And also the lives of Europeans were affected. For Indians and Europeans, the hurt they got fur more than the benefits they got in America. Therefore, America should be view as a nightmare for both Europeans and Indians because diseases and frequent wars made them suffering in America. Although the Columbian exchange made both Indians and Europeans got some benefits, exchange of diseases