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The World In 1492 Pp2

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The World In 1492 Pp2

  1. 1. The World in 1492<br />Evan Hartly<br />
  2. 2. Asia had many precious exports (silk, porcelain, various spices)<br />Large systems of trade routes allowed maximum gains<br />When Asia Was the World Economy<br />
  3. 3. The Economic Culture of Drugs<br />Drugs are a high valued commodity for trading<br />Coffee, tea, tobacco, opium, coca, and various alcohols were used by both the rich and the poor<br />When governments try and regulate drugs, it usually becomes and economic strain<br />
  4. 4. The Aztec civilization had many goods that were unique to the area (turquoise, chocolate, jaguar pelts, rubber)<br />The conquistadors were “astounded” at the Aztecs vast market in the capital<br />The Aztec traders transported goods over 2,000 miles throughout the mountainous terrain<br />Aztec Traders<br />
  5. 5. Originating from the Peruvian Andes, potatoes that had many beneficial features<br />They grow at high altitude, and withstand bitter cold<br />Have high nutritional value<br />Do not require a lot of work to harvest/care for<br />They are easy to store, low rate of crop failure<br />Potatoes became a main staple in the diet of Europeans, especially in Ireland<br />Potatoes<br />
  6. 6. Before sugar, there was honey for sweetener, and that was hard to find<br />Sugar was introduced to Brazil by the Portuguese and the sugar trade prospered<br />Slaves were sent to work the sugar plantations<br />Slaves were a vital part of the sugar trade, but they were treated very poorly to say the least<br />Sweet Revolutions<br />
  7. 7. Another one of the great American crops was tobacco<br />Valued by Native and visitor alike<br />Sailors liked the herb so much they brought it back to their respective homelands<br />After that it was a trading commodity<br />Where There&apos;s Smoke . . .<br />
  8. 8. Native to Ethiopia, coffee was probably first made into a drink around 1400<br />Europeans were slow to adopt coffee because it was a Muslim drink and therefore viewed as heretical<br />It was only grown in one area before the 1690’s<br />Eventually Europeans grew fond of coffee and the crop was spread all around the globe<br />Mocca Is Not Chocolate<br />
  9. 9. Cocoa beans have been consumed since the time of Christ<br />Cocoa beans were so precious to the natives that they were used as currency<br />Early usage matched drinking chocolate with chili peppers <br />It was a beverage of the social elite<br />It was considered as a hallucinogenic, stimulant, intoxicant, and an aphrodesiac.<br />Chocolate<br />

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