Chapter 2 (history) 1.Describe the broad patterns of the world trade after mid/late 15thcentury: Ottoman Empire: take control of the overland trade route European seafarers helped to establish the oversea empire The growth of Indian ocean trade by being the geographic and economic center of numerous trade routesMing China traded across Indian ocean and traditional overland routes 2.Compare major features of the world trade in Asia, the Americans, Africa, and Europe: Asia: China traded for silver; Ottoman Empire traded for Asian goodsThe Americans: sugar is the most valuable export from AmericansAfrica: enslaved laborersEurope: Europeans sought gold and silver3.Analyze the factors that enabled Europeans to increase their trade relationships with Asian empires in the 15thand 16thcenturies: Portuguese took the lead among Europeans in joining Indian Oceans trading networksSpain’s silver and gold from Americas gave them an edge in Asian tradeEnglish and the Dutch also joined in by creating joint-stock companies and using royal charters to increase trade with Asia Assess their significance: Give them Europeans greater influence in Asia, and opportunities for exchange, conquest, and colonization
4.Compare the practices and the impacts of European explorers in Asia and the Americas: Asia: inserted themselves into the thriving commerce, but did not attempt to rule directly or establish the colonies. Exploited commercial networks and trading systemsAmerica: conquered and colonized America to enrich themselves and their monarchs. Committed genocide of the indigenous people in the America. Slave trade 5.