THE LITTLE ICE AGE ROBERT WESLEY BRIDGER JR HISTORY 141, 71154
WHAT WAS THE LITTLE ICE AGE? <ul><li>Change in the Earth`s average temperature by 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul><ul><l...
WHEN DID THE LITTLE ICE AGE OCCUR? <ul><li>Started around the turn of the 14 th  century and ended in the mid 19 th  centu...
WHAT WAS ITS EFFECT ON HISTORY? <ul><li>It destroyed the usual crops of Europe, making way for something new, the potato. ...
NAPOLEONS GRAND ARMY <ul><li>June, 1812 Napoleon led a 500,000 man army from Lithuania with the hope of conquering Russia....
SOURCES <ul><li>Documentary Film (History Channel) : Little Ice Age </li></ul><ul><li>Baltics Worldwide: The Napoleon Grav...
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The Little Ice Age

  1. 1. THE LITTLE ICE AGE ROBERT WESLEY BRIDGER JR HISTORY 141, 71154
  2. 2. WHAT WAS THE LITTLE ICE AGE? <ul><li>Change in the Earth`s average temperature by 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul><ul><li>This change is thought to have come from a few possible places. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large increase in volcanic activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ocean current/temperature change by way of melting glaciers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low amount of Sun Spots, causing less solar radiation. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. WHEN DID THE LITTLE ICE AGE OCCUR? <ul><li>Started around the turn of the 14 th century and ended in the mid 19 th century, lasting over 500 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The year 1816 is known as “the year of no summer.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT WAS ITS EFFECT ON HISTORY? <ul><li>It destroyed the usual crops of Europe, making way for something new, the potato. </li></ul><ul><li>Disease and malnutrition made an easy way for the plague to arrive, killing off a third of the European population. </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged reasons for the Thirty Years War. </li></ul><ul><li>It`s unpredictable weather created a storm that destroyed a large portion of the Spanish Armada. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NAPOLEONS GRAND ARMY <ul><li>June, 1812 Napoleon led a 500,000 man army from Lithuania with the hope of conquering Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>The Russians burned the fields, villages, and poisoned the wells along the route to deny the French use of their food, shelter, and water. </li></ul><ul><li>The French army began to die off at a rapid rate from illness, hunger, and the cold. </li></ul><ul><li>By the time the French left the burnt city of Moscow and returned to Vilnius, a mere 40,000 remained. With a lack of provisions and heavy illness already set in, the soldiers continued to die. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SOURCES <ul><li>Documentary Film (History Channel) : Little Ice Age </li></ul><ul><li>Baltics Worldwide: The Napoleon Graves </li></ul>

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