Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. What were some of the results of the population increase in Europe between 1470 and 1620?
  2. How did business practices change in Europe by the end of the 16c?
  3. What new problems were created by the rapid growth of trade in the 16c?
  4. What are the basic characteristics of capitalism as an economic system?
  5. How did capitalism disrupt society in the Old World and in the New World?
  6. Did the prosperity of the age extend to all segments of society?
  7. How did European society change in the 16c and early 17c as a result of rapid economic growth?
  8. Why did the Europeans have a long attraction to the Far East?
  9. What motivated the Europeans to embark on overseas explorations by the 15c?
  10. Why were overseas voyages possible by the end of the 15c?
  11. Trace the origins and development of Portuguese exploration and expansion.  What relationship did it have to Italian commercial activities?  Why were the Portuguese so successful?
  12. Why didn't the Chinese merchants continue to dominate the vast Afro-Asian trade network of the 15c?
  13. How did Spain come to acquire an overseas empire?
 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 405 to mid-pg. 407.   
  • document packet: "European Exploration and Discovery." (same as in 4-1)
  • chart:  "Spanish Colonial Government."
 

Questions:

  1. What was the encomienda system?  How did it work?
  2. How did this new Spanish Empire created in the Americas continue the traditions of the older Reconquista?  How did they organize their vast empire?
  3. Describe the various social classes that emerged in colonial Spanish America?
  4. What role did Bartolomé de Las Casas play in colonial Spanish America?
  5. What were the results for Europe, the Americas, and Africa of the "Columbian Exchange"?
  6. Compare and contrast how the Spanish and Portuguese exploited their respective overseas empires. [include motives, the economic impact on each country, and their relations with the native populations]
  7. Identify the impacts of European expansion on both the conquerors and those that they conquered.
 
 
              
 
 
 

 
              
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quiz --> chapter 14
  2. Other Quizzes:  A   B 
Outlines / Lecture Notes:
  1. "1300-1815" (Mr. Mercado)
  2. outline --> "European Age of Exploration and Early Empires"
  3. "The History of the World Prior to 1492"
  4. Lecture Notes on "European Exploration and Expansion"
  5. outline --> "European Exploration and Colonization (1450-1763)"
  6. chart --> "Columbian Exchange."
  7. lecture outline --> "The Age of Discovery" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
Review Sheets:
  1. Mine
  2. Giant EHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. chart --> "Social History Study Guide"
  4. chart --> "Economics Development Study Guide"

 


   
 

Ten Commandments of Good Historical Writing

College Board A. P. European History Course Description (.pdf file)