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Do now:. Which continent held the most power during exploration/colonization Name at least two colonizing powers What impact do you thing the colonizing powers had on the places they were conquering . European Trade relations.

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Do now:
  • Which continent held the most power during exploration/colonization
  • Name at least two colonizing powers
  • What impact do you thing the colonizing powers had on the places they were conquering
european trade relations
European Trade relations
  • European countries flourished during the time of exploration/colonization.
  • This was primarily due to:

-Increases in economic trade

-Technological advances (Easier travel)

asia africa america
Asia, Africa, America
  • European influence expanded across the globe
  • This was driven mostly by trade but affected people culturally as well.
european influence asia
European Influence: Asia
  • The European traders journeyed to Asia for valuable Trade relations
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European Trade: Asia
  • Different from trade with the New World (Americas) and Africa
  • Asian traders were treated as equals
  • This created a “mutually beneficial” trade relation
  • Europe was ALLOWED a “presence” in Asia.
european cultural impact asia
European cultural Impact: Asia
  • Europeans did not colonize Asia like the Americas and Africa but still had a cultural impact.
  • Trade in Asia led to a rise in a merchant class
  • Europeans attempted to bring their religion (Christianity) to Asia
  • In response many Asian governments limited or closed off their countries to European cultures
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  • Yesterday we learned about Europe's impact on Asia, how do you think their impact on Africa and America will be the similar(compare)? How will they be different(contrast)?
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European Influence: Africa
  • In Africa, economic and political influence was based on the clave trade which began as a result of the need for more labor on the plantations in the Americas.
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European Trade: Africa
  • To acquire the slaves, the Europeans engaged in trade with African tribes.
  • The African tribal leaders wanted trade goods such as weapons, iron, cloth, and horses.
  • As the demand for slaves grew, tribes began attacking each other.
european cultural impact
European Cultural Impact:
  • The demand for slaves led some African Tribes to start wars
  • Some tribes be
  • came very powerful
  • Many African communities suffered from their people being taken into slavery
  • Some resisted
  • Like Asia there was no significant colonization or political take over like in the Americas.
european influence americas
European Influence Americas:

In the Americas, the motivation for expansion was again economically driven, yet political influences also occurred.

european trade americas
European Trade Americas:
  • European countries set up colonies in land they claimed in the Americas. These colonies were owned by the European countries of Spain, Portugal, England and France.
  • These European countries began plantations (large farming areas) for crops such as tobacco, rice, indigo and some sugar. These were called CASH CROPS
  • The need for labor on these plantations led to an increase in Native American, African and indentured slaves.
european cultural influence
European Cultural Influence:
  • Unlike Africa and Asia, European countries created COLONIES in the Americas. These colonies often had governmental systems.
  • Native American and African slaves were not allowed to participate in these governments.
  • English settlements, unlike the French and Spanish, created true colonial settlements. Large numbers of people began to move to the new English colonies in search of religious freedom.
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Quiz review
  • What drove European expansion?
  • European Expansion was primarily driven by an increase in the need for trade and advancements in sailing technology.
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Quiz Review
  • European Trade Effects?
  • Although the primary motivation for European expansion was trade, they influenced Africa, Asia and the Americas culturally as well.
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Quiz Review
  • Trade relations in Asia?

The Europeans treated Asian traders as equals. They were considered much more advanced than the peoples of Africa and the Americas.

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Quiz review
  • Asian response to European influence?
  • Asian governments closed off their borders to European peoples. They wanted to limit or prevent cultural influences.
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Quiz Review
  • What was the primary good traded in Africa?
  • Slaves were the primary good traded in Africa.
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Quiz Review
  • How did the slave trade give some tribes more power?
  • African Tribes would attack others in search of slaves to trade. This led to some tribes becoming much more powerful after trading for European war technology
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Quiz Review
  • Europeans and the Americas?
  • Unlike in Africa and Asia, Europeans set up colonies with governmental structures.
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Quiz Review
  • What was the economic system in the Americas?
  • The American colonies thrived on the plantation system (large farms) to grow cash crops for trade.
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Quiz Review
  • What kind of workers?
  • Native American, African and indentured slaves primarily worked on the plantations.
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Quiz Review
  • Permanent colonies?
  • The English set up permanent colonies. Many people moved there.
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Primary Sources
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        • First-hand accounts

of events

        • Data collected for scientific


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Primary Source Examples
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  • Autobiographies
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secondary sources
Secondary Sources
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    • Summaries of primary sources
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Secondary Source Examples
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  • Textbooks
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