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Historical processes of global change Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Historical Processes of Global Change -Religion - Intermarriage and Diversity - Trade - Eurasian Hegemony
  • 2. Peoples and Empires
    • -The African slave trade (starting in 1444) brought many Africans to the Americas
    • -They worked on plantations
    • - There was some intermarriage between the Europeans and the Africans
    • Charles V and Christian Roman emperors spread Christianity
    Charles V Slave trade
  • 3. Guns, Germs, and Steel
    • According to Jared Diamond, Eurasia became hegemonic because of its favorable geographic location.
    • Eurasia has good weapons, immunity to diseases in which other peoples were not immune to, and good military organization.
  • 4. The Columbian Exchange
    • Because of Columbus’ voyages, the Old and New world came together.
    • This was an exchange of people, crops, diseases, and ideas.
    • There were intermarriages between the Europeans and the Mesoamericans.
  • 5. Spices and Other Things
    • Trade has connected people from all parts of the world.
    • A variety of goods have been traded throughout history including; the potato, sugar, cacao beans, coffee, drugs, and others.
  • 6. Catastrophe!
    • David Keys believes that the eruption of the volcano called Krakatoa in the 6 th century caused a drop in temperature because of the particles that blocked out the sun.
    • He believes this drop in temperature led to diseases.
    • Islam may have grown because people found refuge in this religion in the midst of the devastation they felt from diseases.