However, the Portuguese—looking for workers for sugar plantations in Brazil—increased the demand for slaves. During the 1600s, Brazil received more than 40 percent of all the Africans sent to the Americas. Other European colonies also brought slaves to work on tobacco, sugar, and coffee plantations. About 400,000 slaves were brought to the English colonies in North America. Their population increased over time, though, to number about 2 million in 1830.
I have just entered the kingdom of Mali where famous king Mansa Musa lives. Musa was a Muslim and introduced Islamic culture to the country. In 1324, he made a 3,000 mile journey to Makkah, and increased the prestige and power of Mali. He had 12,000 servants on the journey, each one carrying bars of gold. And he gave away much of this gold to poor people along the way.
Jay-Z is a rapper, songwriter and businessman who has a net worth of $500 million. Jay-Z has earned his net worth through his career in the music industry, beginning as co-founder (with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs) of Roc-A-Fella records, where he began his recording career. In 1996, released his first album, Reasonable Doubt, with Priority Records. It ranked 248 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all Time. After that, he signed with Def Jam and released his next album, "In My Lifetime, Volume 1."
In the following year a great many Spaniards went there with the intention of settling the land. Thus, forty-nine years have passed since the first settlers penetrated the land, the first so claimed being the large and most happy isle called Hispaniola, which is six hundred leagues in circumference. Around it in all directions are many other islands, some very big, others very small, and all of them were, as we saw with our own eyes, densely populated with native peoples called Indians. This large island was perhaps the most densely populated place in the world. There must be close to two hundred leagues of land on this island, and the seacoast has been explored for more than ten thousand leagues, and each day more of it is being explored.
(Bellis.M) • It became a hit making many farmers and other industrialists millionaire. (Bellis.M) • Advance use of Cotton Gin (wikipedia) The biggest cotton plantation at that time was three times the size of Manhattan. (Bellis.M) • Cotton Plantation in America (wikipedia) Revolutionary Cotton Gin ● Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin not only revolutionized the way that cotton was produced but also transformed a weak southern economy in less than a decade and continued doing it till mid 19 th century. Many other countries adapted the same technology and benefitted heavily from
Crystal Mendez From Elvis to J-Lo: 50 Years of Pop Music Jill Van Nostrand Early Legends of Rock ‘n Roll Another Legend is Elvis Presley, the phenomenon, Elvis, changed the music, film, and television world forever. He had 149 different albums and singles that became certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 18 of his songs went to number one on the charts totaling 80 weeks. He took many influences throughout his life, combined it, and ratified the way music will be used forever. To put a cherry on top of this sundae would be to also mention that 40%, almost 1/2) of his record sales, was outside of the United States.
Commodus Childhood * Was born on the 31 of august AD 161 at Lanuvium * Commodus was one of fourteen children * He was the only one to survive childhood * He had a twin brother that died * He was made caeser at the age of five, to rule alongside his dad (AD 166) Kind of like a junior emperor. * His father was Marcus Aurelius * In AD 177, at the age of 16 he was made Augustus by Marcus Aurelius making him a joint emperor * Even though he was emperor at AD 177, everyone saw Marcus Aurelius as the true emperor * “Commodus indeed led the troops in the wars on the Danube together with his father from AD 178, until the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180” (www.roman-empire.net) * “His father died, possibly
He died on September 13, 1996, Las Vegas, California. Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage names 2Pac and Machiavelli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Aubrey Drake Graham is my favorite rapper. He was born October 24, 1986.
Equiano published his own autobiography, The Life of Olaudah Equiano the African in 1789. He travelled throughout England promoting the book. It became a bestseller and was also published in Germany (1790), America (1791) and Holland (1791). He also spent over eight months in Ireland where he made several speeches on the evils of the slave trade. While he was there he sold over 1,900 copies of his book.
NOTES Establishing an Empire Successive generations of Incan rulers worked to expand Incan territory through war and conquest. At its height, the Inca Empire stretched more than 2,000 miles along the west coast of South America and governed millions of people. The farthest reaches of the empire were connected with well-constructed roads and strong rope bridges. An elaborate system of relay runners enabled messages to be carried 250 miles a day; runners made the 1,250-mile journey from Quito (a city in the far north) to Cuzco in just five days. Incan society was hierarchical and highly centralized, with the godlike emperor at the top of the social pyramid, followed by provincial governors, local rulers and leaders, and finally the common people.