In document 3, Wang Xijue is a government official for Ming China. He is reporting that although the Chinese government is collecting a great deal of money in taxes, by demanding tax payments in silver the government is actually hurting the economy. Because all the silver is spent to pay taxes there is very little left for people to use to buy farm products or tools or to hire laborers. Since they cannot afford to pay much in silver prices and wages are dropping. This is driving some farmers out of business.
The Great Wall of Ancient China : Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? The Great Wall of China was built by the soldiers and the peasants, but they were controlled by the Han and the Qin Dynasty. The Wall was meant the keep the Mongols (intruders) out . In fact, however the benefits did not outweigh the cost of The Great Wall of China. According to document C it states " soldiers were forced to leave families and villages for several years" and " tens of thousands soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. "
They were also responsible for destroying a major food and supply source for Native Americans. Expansion in the South made it difficult for the Natives to keep their land. Over the mid to late 1800s, the Native Americans lost almost all of their land to the U.S. Document 1 shows that almost all of the Natives land was taken over the
Yet, as an American, he was not part of the peasant class and thus would not have been part of the revolts. It would be helpful for an additional source from a peasant involved in these uprisings and revolts, to verify his claims about the events. Regardless, the communist party did help establish egalitarian policies between the peasants and the landowning, as “The landownership system of feudal exploitation by the landlord class shall be abolished”, in Document 8. The Chinese communist party advocated the equal distribution of land among the peoples, and peasants were able to receive major social reform
According to document 8, the communist party did promoted policies that pursue social equality between landowners and peasants by Agrarian Reform Law of the People’s Republic of China in 1950. The feudal exploitation had abolished and confiscated the land, animals, and grain of the landlords. The equal land distribution was promoted by Chinese communist party. Yet, even though Agrarian Reform Law had promoted, the outcome of this law is questionable because in 1950 Communist Party just gained the control of China, so there is a possibility that the party would not manage well the policy properly. In document 9, the picture shows that peasants gained
The Great Wall does outweigh the cost because it protected the Silk Road, it served as a border, and even though it didn’t work 100% of the time it helped protect China. The Great wall was worth the cost because it helped protect the Silk Road. "According to poetry and legend, tens of thousands of soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. No exact numbers of deaths are available" (Document E). With that being said, we don 't know the exact number of deaths while building the Great Wall.
As stated before, the Mongols were ordered to destroy the farmlands to make room for pasture, which led to the starvation of many people. Another problem was that many foreigners were accepted into Mongol controlled regions, which exposed natives to diseases that they had never experienced; this led to the death of many people, whose immune systems could not keep
The Irish potato famine was caused by British policy would be the most logical argument. British policy allowed for Protestant British landlords to charge high rents on poor Irish tenant farmers. Unfortunately, it was British policy to continue exporting grains, like wheat, from Ireland, instead of providing it to the starving Irish. If the British had supported them with food not as many people would have gone starving. In Document E it states that the failure of the British government to feed starving Irish is by far the most terrible serious charge of crime.
Duane, and Roger B. Taney, until he found a secretary willing to distribute the money from the National Bank to smaller banks, Levi Woodbury. With this, local state banks had all the responsibilities and power of banking; only they could give out loans and invest. But, after irresponsible investments, the banks quickly lost the funds and began the process of the U.S. falling into the Panic of 1837. On top of the bank’s misjudgments, the value of the paper currency was falling due to Jackson’s Specie Circular, an act that made only gold and silver an acceptable currency for land. Such economic instability undermined the people’s faith in the economy and eventually lead to the Panic of 1837, a major financial