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PERIOD 4: GLOBAL INTERACTIONS, C. 1450 TO C. 1750
Key Concepts 1.Globalizing Networks of Communications and Exchange 2.New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production 3.State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion
Key Concept 4.1: Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange Interconnection of the Eastern and Western hemispheres marks the key transformation “The Columbian Exchange”Long-distance trade becomes GLOBAL Along with diseases, plants/animals, people, religion, and other elements of culture. MASSIVE demographic changes
III. Remarkable new transoceanic maritime reconnaissance occurred in this period.Portuguese Exploration: Development of the Navigation School Prince Henry—”the Navigator”Explorations Bartholomeu Dias Vasco De Gama Increased trade with West Africa Construction of a global trading-post empire