Increase in European demand for Chinese goods (tea, porcelain)
Characterized by powerless emperor controlled by military leader (shogun)
Adopted policy of isolation to limit foreign influences
Explain that the exportation of slaves and demand for imported goods began to alter traditional economic patterns in Africa.
Describe the process of how Africa became involved in foreign trade. Use the following information as a guide:
Slaves (triangular trade)
Raw materials (ivory, gold)
Manufactured goods from Europe, Asia, and the Americas
New food products (corn, peanuts)
Explain that European maritime nations competed for overseas markets, colonies, and resources, creating new economic practices, such as mercantilism, linking European nations with their colonies.
Describe mercantilism as an economic practice adopted by European colonial powers in an effort to become self-sufficient and based on the theory that colonies existed for the benefit of the mother country.
Summarize the role of the Commercial Revolution and mercantilism in the growth of European nations, using the following information as a guide:
European maritime nations competed for overseas markets, colonies, and resources.
A new economic system emerged:
New money and banking systems were created.
Economic practices such as mercantilism evolved.
Colonial economies were limited by the economic needs of the mother countries.
Below is an annotated list of Internet resources for this organizing topic. Copyright restrictions may exist for the material on some Web sites. Please note and abide by any such restrictions.
The Mughal Empire. Washington State University. http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MUGHAL/MUGHMAP.HTM. http://wsu.edu/~dee/MUGHAL/CONTENTS.HTM. These sites provide a map of and information about the Mughal Empire.
Taj Mahal: Memorial to Love. Public Broadcasting Service. http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html. http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/tajnav_level_1/1mughal_tajfrm.html. These sites provide information on the Taj Mahal and the Mughal Empire.
Welcome to Istanbul. Princeton University. http://www.princeton.edu/~asce/const_95/const.html. This site provides access to information on Istanbul (Constantinople).