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The Black Death contributed tosocial, economic, and politicalchange.
1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.• Many peop...
1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.SOCIAL CHAN...
1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.ECONOMIC CH...
1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.POLITICAL (...
3. John Ball’s Speech1. What advantage do the wealthy have?• They have fine clothes; they have wines,spices, and fine brea...
3. John Ball’s Speech• (text) The poll tax took the same amount ofmoney from every person in England (fromserfs to nobles)...
John Ball’s Speech2. What reason does Ball give for equality?• He states that all people are descended fromAdam and Eve, m...
John Ball’s Speech3.According to John Ball,what are peasantscalled and how are theytreated?• Peasants are called"slaves" a...
3. Do you think the English peasants had goodreason to revolt in the Late Middle Ages? Whyor why not?* The inequities betw...
3. Do you think the English peasants had goodreason to revolt in the Late Middle Ages? Why orwhy not?• POLL TAX: Everyone ...
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Essay questions chap 6

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Essay questions chap 6

  1. 1. The Black Death contributed tosocial, economic, and politicalchange.
  2. 2. 1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.• Many people died of the Black Death inEurope : about 25 million people – or 30% to60% of the population– The Black Death contributed to social, economic,and political change.
  3. 3. 1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.SOCIAL CHANGES• Because so many people died, manytowns and villages were left empty,markets closed, and workers scarce.• People blamed certain groups ofpeople for the Black Death:1. flagellants who spread the idea ofGod’s punishment and2. JewsExample: a mob in Strausbourg (France)blamed (and killed) the entire Jewishcommunity
  4. 4. 1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.ECONOMIC CHANGES• The labour shortages enabledall surviving workers to ask forhigher pay, and this in turn ledto rising food prices as well.• While millions died, they leftbehind all their wealth, whichmeant that the survivors were,in many cases, suddenly richerthan they had been before theBlack Death.
  5. 5. 1. Discuss how the Black Death contributed to social,economic, and political change duringthe Late Middle Ages.POLITICAL (and economic) CHANGES• this led to a further weakening of the feudalsystem• serfs discovered they could leave their manorsand charge more for their labour elsewhere.
  6. 6. 3. John Ball’s Speech1. What advantage do the wealthy have?• They have fine clothes; they have wines,spices, and fine bread; they also havehandsome manors.
  7. 7. 3. John Ball’s Speech• (text) The poll tax took the same amount ofmoney from every person in England (fromserfs to nobles). (The serfs did not considerthis fair.)
  8. 8. John Ball’s Speech2. What reason does Ball give for equality?• He states that all people are descended fromAdam and Eve, meaning that they are allhuman.
  9. 9. John Ball’s Speech3.According to John Ball,what are peasantscalled and how are theytreated?• Peasants are called"slaves" and aremistreated• They are sometimesbeaten by lords.
  10. 10. 3. Do you think the English peasants had goodreason to revolt in the Late Middle Ages? Whyor why not?* The inequities betweenrich and poor weregreat.• Peasants weremistreated• They are sometimesbeaten by lords.• The nobles had luxuries,such as: fine clothes,wine, spices, and finebread;• They also had“handsome manors.”
  11. 11. 3. Do you think the English peasants had goodreason to revolt in the Late Middle Ages? Why orwhy not?• POLL TAX: Everyone had to pay the sameamount tax• The serfs did not consider this fair. (Theythought the nobles should pay higher taxes.)

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