Assignment 1_CheckPoint_European Societal Changes

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WEEK 1: ASSIGNMENT 1: CHECKPOINT: EUROPEAN 1 Week 1: Assignment 1: CheckPoint: European Societal Changes Penny Neel HIS 115 January 6, 2011 Jeffrey Hanford
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WEEK 1: ASSIGNMENT 1: CHECKPOINT: EUROPEAN 2 Week 1: Assignment 1: CheckPoint: European Societal Changes Europe needed to explore other lands because of the distinct changes happening in their own societies. One reason for this change was that Europeans hoped to gain new sources of wealth. By exploring the seas far from Europe, traders hoped to find new, faster routes to Asia—the source of spices and luxury goods. Another reason was the desire to spread Christianity to new lands. Advances in technology made these voyages
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Unformatted text preview: possible. Economic changes further stimulated the growth of commerce. Countries traded with each other for things they were lacking in exchange others had a surplus. The emergence of capitalism created a largely urban middle-class committed to expanding markets. National and international trade interests grew as more people looked to buy products and goods. Many people began to befriend people from other countries and they began to exchange ideas from culture to culture, which led to cultural diffusion. Resources: http://mclane.fresno.k12.ca.us/wilson98/mwh/c/mh03c013.pdf http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/europe-and-the-impulse-for-exploration/...
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