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Modern World History Lecture #3. The Americas 1550-1750. Themes. Westerners tried, with varying degrees of success, to transplant their cultures in the Americas. Through the Atlantic system, western nations grew wealthier. Colonization increased cross-cultural exchange.

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Modern world history lecture 3

Modern World HistoryLecture #3

The Americas

1550-1750


Themes
Themes

  • Westerners tried, with varying degrees of success, to transplant their cultures in the Americas.

  • Through the Atlantic system, western nations grew wealthier.

  • Colonization increased cross-cultural exchange.



Themes1
Themes

  • Unique aspects of Africa

    * Diverse

    * Abundance of rich raw materials

    2. Cross-cultural exchange took place through slavery.


King afonso of kongo
King Afonso of Kongo

  • Why was King Afonso a Catholic? Why did he write this letter to the King of Portugal?

  • Who did Afonso blame for the problems he addressed in this letter?

  • What did Afonso think of the slave trade?

  • What was his tone in the letter? What does that tone tell you about the Kongo-Portuguese relations?


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