3 Worlds Meet

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  • 3 Worlds Meet

    1. 1. 3 Worlds Meet Africa Europe The Americas
    2. 2. 1 2 3 4
    3. 3. Rainforests (near the equator in Central and West Africa): tall forests that grow in moist, hot climates Sahara (North): largest desert in the world Savanna (North & South of rainforests): long, flat grassland with abundant wildlife, thorny bushes & scattered trees (I.e., Kalahari)
    4. 4. Africa in the North ECONOMY: People used trade routes on Mediterranean Sea; Sahara limited trade and travel to Central & South Africa SOCIETY: Life in Sahara = isolated Religion: Islam brought by Arab merchants Muslims: people who follow Islam
    5. 5. Mansa Musa: Mali’s Leader; devout Muslim
    6. 6. West Africa ECONOMY: centered on the Niger, Volta, & Senegal Rivers & transported crops to Atlantic; soil was rich for farming POLITICAL: 2 kingdoms: Ghana & Mali; Controlled trade routes for salt & gold
    7. 7. <ul><li>Slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Most kingdoms fought one another for crops, land, & trade goods. African kings captured and enslaved enemies. Europeans arrive in 1480s- establishing the profitable slave trade </li></ul><ul><li>3 goals of slavery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong men </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Destroy enemy’s military strength </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slave trade in return for crops, weapons, & gold </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Europe
    9. 9. The Black Death: one of Europe’s catastrophes during the 14 th -15 th c; killed millions
    10. 10. Great Famine: 13 th century; widespread food shortage
    11. 11. Hundred Years War: fought between Britain and France
    12. 12. European Society - 14 th -16 th century Renaissance (rebirth): widespread cultural revival of classical art, architecture, learning & literature Reformation: people started to question the role of church in society & the corruption of the clergy (I.e., sale of indulgences) Catholics vs. Protestants (to protest)
    13. 13. Printing Press (1440) invented by Johannes Gutenberg enabled common people to learn to read which led to curiosity about the world
    14. 14. <ul><ul><li>But…wind & currents controlled ocean travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horse latitudes: (30 to 35 degrees latitude north & south) weak currents/winds failed to move sailing vessels, thus horses & other livestock were dumped overboard to decrease the ship’s weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUILDING AN EMPIRE…Monarchs wanted new trade routes to Europe and Asia </li></ul></ul>

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