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World History. Third Nine Weeks Review. Exploration. Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a route to India by sea proved to be very profitable, since da Gama returned with a cargo of spices and made a profit of several thousand percent. Industrial Revolution.
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World History Third Nine Weeks Review
Exploration Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a route to India by sea proved to be very profitable, since da Gama returned with a cargo of spices and made a profit of several thousand percent.
Industrial Revolution The steam engine was crucial to Britain’s Industrial Revolution.
Exploration Christopher Columbus went to his grave believing he had discovered a westward passage to Asia, when in fact he had actually discovered the Americas.
Economics Mercantilism was the set of principles that dominated economic thought in the seventeenth century.
French Revolution Napoleon’s coup d’état overthrew the Directory to establish his consulate.
Evolution To Darwin, natural selection was central to organic evolution.
Industrial Revolution James Watt developed a steam engine that could drive machinery.
The Middle Passage Originally, African slaves were brought to the Americas to supply labor for the sugarcane plantations.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen proclaimed equal rights for all men, but no political rights for women. French Revolution
Exploration John Cabot explored the New England coastline of the Americas for England.
Economics • According to mercantilists, the prosperity of a nation depended on a large supply of bullion, or gold and silver.
Industrial Revolution The production of cotton cloth was one of the first industries to be affected by the Industrial Revolution.
The Third Estate The French National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath, which was a vow to continue to meet until they had produced a French constitution.
Exploration The Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, established a line of demarcation between territories controlled by Portugal and those controlled by Spain.
Mohandas Gandhi set up a nonviolent movement with the aim to force the British to aid the poor and grant independence to India.
French Revolution The Committee of Public Safety was given broad powers to defend France from threats.
Ancien Regime • The Third Estate (commoners) was NOT exempt from the taille.
Slavery The Middle Passage was the name for the journey of slaves from Africa to America.
Colonialism If a colony was run by direct rule, local elites were removed from power and replaced with a new set of officials from the mother country.
French Revolution The term sans-culottes, meaning “without breeches,” implied that the members of this political group were ordinary patriots without fine clothes.