APWH ESSAY DIE - Castrejon 1 Samuel Castrejon Period 2...

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Castrejon 1 Samuel Castrejon Period 2 January 1, 2011 Economics The Early Modern Period, an era spanning between 1450 C.E and 1750 C.E was marked by the beginning of oceanic European exploration. During this time many prosperous European countries began exploring new lands and The Americas were introduced during this age of exploration but were home to previously established natives. However, these pre-established natives were struck with diseases by the explorers which allowed the explorers to construct the Americas in their own image. The Americas were split into two continents, North America consisting of French and English influences and South America consisting of Portuguese and Spanish influences. Each continent consisted of colonies that reflected the characteristics and ideas of the European country that colonized it causing a few similarities and differences in the economy between the newly established colonies in the South and colonies in the North. Economy is as system of producing and distributing goods for wealth and is the basis of the entire civilization making it important for the civilization and without a strong economy the civilization can fail. Both North America and South America had the similar use of an organized labor force that included slaves of all kinds that were used to sustain and spark the economy, but despite their similarities North and South America were different due to the fact that they relied on different products to sustain their economies like fur in the North and Silver in the south. Both the North and the South were similar in their usage of slaves because of the easy and obtainable access to slaves and were different because of their different geographical location that allows access to certain crops and animals in the North like tobacco and deer for fur, and the South had mines that allowed mining for ores which resulted in silver.
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Castrejon 2 Though separated by many miles and geographical barriers, the colonies in North America and the colonies in South America shared many similarities consisting of a labor force that included slaves to stimulate and sustain the economy. Slaves that made up the labor forces in both South America and North America came from Africa and were the main export from their homeland. Slaves were traded to the Americas by the Slave trade which is also referred to as the Triangle which included the route from Europe to Africa and then to the Americas and continuing the cycle. Other slaves that were part of the labor force in both the North and South were the native people of the Americas who were also forced to work as slaves and though some passed laws to limit forced labor on the indigenous people, they were still forced to work hard because of the declining population that was caused by newly introduced diseases. Though in the
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Mr.sir during the Spring '12 term at Universidad de Granada.

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