Rise of the Atlantic World

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Lawren Britt Mr. Henneberry APUSH Set 4 10/9/13 Essential Questions Outlines 1) How did European monarchs use commerce and religion to advance their nations fortunes? Everyone understood the importance of commerce. It was found money. The English and Dutch were very good at sponsoring commence. One English king noticed how much the woolen merchants were making in Flanders. So he invited them to England, gave them a tax break, and soon the English were making all the money. Others like the Spanish sort of missed the boat. They had all this gold and silver from the americas and it used to import goods into spain. The only ones who got rich, were the non spanish merchants. Early in the middle ages Kings used religion as a unifier. But with the reformation, it became a divider. The Holy Roman Emperor ruled half of Europe, and was also the King of Spain at one point. He lost the Netherlands and lands in Germany. 2) What role did the Columbian exchange play in the formation of the Atlantic World? The Columbian Exchange was a widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations (including slaves), communicable disease, and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian hemispheres following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492. contact between the two areas circulated a wide variety of new crops and livestock which supported increases in population in both hemispheres. Explorers returned to Europe with maize, potatoes, and tomatoes, which became very important crops in Europe by the 18th century. Similarly, Europeans introduced manioc and peanut to tropical Asia and West Africa, where they flourished and supported growth in populations on soils that otherwise would not produce large yields. The Atlantic World is the history of the interactions among the peoples and empires bordering the Atlantic Ocean rim from the
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