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Big history pp

  1. 1. Big HistoryTheme 1<br />Hayley Phillips<br />History 140<br />Summer 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Day the Universe ChangedThe Way We Are<br />There is a distinctive way of thinking, which makes us who we are<br /> For everybody, the amount of effort you expend on defense enhances your way of life<br />In 1420 we found a new way of painting, up to the fifteenth century we memorized our knowledge in poetry and song<br />We are all very different while still being very similar<br />
  3. 3. The Journey of Man<br />In science a big new idea comes along, it happened in the 50s. Using blood to find most ancestors<br />The insight was to build a family tree for the entire world to see who we are and how we’re related to others<br />Everyone alive today might be related<br />
  4. 4. The Journey of Man<br />(Cont’d.)<br />Blood is the time machine to look back to the past<br />Using blood to find out who you are in relation too <br />We are on the verge of understanding the greatest history of our species<br />The theme in this source is to find out whether or not we can tell whether we are all related with the blood we carry in our bodies<br />
  5. 5. Catastrophe!<br />1,500 years ago something happen to the worlds climate, clouds of dust enveloped the earth, that sun began to go dark and the rain poured red and cold gripped the land for 2 years<br />Whole cities were wiped out and civilizations were crumbled<br />This may have changed the course for human history<br />5 years of investigation with 40 scientists and scholars, astronomers. Physicists, and climatologists<br />The theme is that the modern world is not quite clear to exactly what will happen<br />
  6. 6. Guns, Germs and SteelOut of Eden<br />Guns, germs and steel is the secret of success. To dominate the globe with the same combination of military power, lethal microbes, and advanced technology<br />Guns, germs and steel are to shape the history of the world<br />Its about the roots of inequality, since ancient times some societies have progressed faster than others<br />Geography is the answer, if there were more advanced geography advantages there would be more material<br />
  7. 7. Guns, Germs, and steel (cont’d.)Conquest<br /><ul><li>Control; To dominate, or to command
  8. 8. The Spanish are in control over their country, having dominated 1/3 of the mainland in Europe in the early 1500s
  9. 9. In 1532 Spanish took over the Incan Empire, killing thousands
  10. 10. Why was the balance of power so uneven?
  11. 11. Geography plays a huge role in control, whether its is crops, animals, etc.
  12. 12. As Jared Diamond states, “What separates the winners from the losers, is the land itself” </li></li></ul><li>The World and TradeColumbus and the Age of Discovery<br />Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492<br />Columbus was on a mission for trade but found an extravagance<br />Inspired by wealth, trade, and received motivation by kings and Countries<br />Left home at the age of 25, expected to come back, but never returned and headed toward the West<br />
  13. 13. The World and Trade (Cont’d.)<br /><ul><li>Islam was a triple threat to Columbus. religiously, militarily, and economically
  14. 14. Muslims stood between them in the riches of the orient
  15. 15. Columbus was a very devout Christian who sought Muslims as infidel
  16. 16. Although, Columbus was inspired by Marco Polo to seek his fortune
  17. 17. Venice taught Columbus to let nothing stand in his way</li></li></ul><li>The European Voyages and How the World Changes (Spices and Other Things)Chocolate<br /><ul><li>Chocolate, first known in the Mayan culture as “ka-ka-wa”
  18. 18. prized in Mesoamerica since before the time of Christ
  19. 19. considered to be a stimulant, intoxicant, hallucinogen, and aphrodisiac. Warriors would count on cacao's caffeine to steel them in battle
  20. 20. It was greatly desired, but rare. Natural stands of cacao trees grew in the tropical lowlands but the Maya peoples who lived in these areas were largely self-sufficient peasants.
  21. 21. Ascetic priests were the first to popularize chocolate in Spain and neigh- boring countries</li>

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