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Part III DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION This question is based on the accompanying documents. The question is designed to test your ability to work with historical documents. Some of these documents have been edited for the purposes of this question. As you analyze the documents, take into account the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in the document. Keep in mind that the language used in a document may reflect the historical context of the time in which it was written. Historical Context: Between 1206 and 1368, the Mongols conquered the largest land empire in human history. At its peak, the Mongol empire impacted almost all of the civilizations in Eurasia. Though most of the empire collapsed within two hundred years of its creation, it had long lasting effects on global history. Task: Using the information from the documents and your knowledge of global history, answer the questions that follow each document in Part A. Your answers to the questions will help you write Part B in which you: describe the positive and negative effects of the Mongol Empire on global history argue whether the overall impact of the Mongols was positive or negative In developing your answers to Part III, be sure to keep these general definitions in mind: (a) describe means “to illustrate something in words or tell about it” (b) argue means to “give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one's view.” UNIT 4 | Political Powers and Achievements | SQ: What impact did the Mongol Empire have on world history?
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Document 1 The Mongol (Yuan) Empire of Kublai Khan in 1280 Source: Henry Abraham and Irwin Pfeffer, Enjoying Global History , AMSCO (adapted) from the New York State Global History and Geography Regents Exam, June, 2003. 1. Based on the map in Document 1, describe the size of Mongol Empire in 1280. [1] UNIT 4 | Political Powers and Achievements | SQ: What impact did the Mongol Empire have on world history?
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UNIT 4 | Political Powers and Achievements | SQ: What impact did the Mongol Empire have on world history?
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Document 2 ". . . he destroy those who oppose him, but these Tatars [Mongols] spared none, slaying women and men and children, ripping open pregnant women and killing unborn babes….these Tatars conquered most of the habitable globe, and the best, the most flourishing and most populous part thereof, and that whereof the inhabitants were the most advanced in character and conduct, in about a year; nor did any country escape their devastations which did not fearfully expect them and dread their arrival.” "...it is said that a single one of them would enter a village or a quarter wherein were many people, and would continue to slay them one after another, none daring to stretch forth his hand against this horseman. And I have heard that one of them took a man captive, but had not with him any weapon wherewith to kill him; and he said to his prisoner, "Lay your head on the ground and do not move," and he did so, and the Tatar went and fetched his sword and slew him therewith.
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  • Jacob Clifford
  • Mongol Empire

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