AP World History Summer Assignment
2016-17 School Year
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1-The Host is speaking as the passage begins, we know because on top of the start of the passage it
2- The Host speaks the words tell us some moral thing, so we can learn something worthwhile
3- Gluttony, Pride, Lust, Wrath,
Gunpowder Land-based Empires-A Comparison 1500-1750
(How they built and
managed their empires)
Sultan was the government
and enjoyed absolute
Feudalism - Step 1
- A political system in which kings and powerful nobles (lords)
distributed land to less powerful nobles (vassals)
Feudalism - Step 2
- In return these nobles promised loyalty, military assistance, and other
services to the mo
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Economics - has anything to do with money or goods and services
Sociology (social) - how people interact w
The Roman empire, divided in the late AD200s, was
weakened by internal and external forces. Power
shifted to the east, as Germanic invaders weakened
the western half of the once great Roman empire.
By 330, the emperor Constantine, had
Age of Exploration
a. Triangular Trade: trade that occurred between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Trade
goods include raw materials from the Americas, manufactured goods from Europe, and
slaves from Africa.
b. Columbian Exchange: The exchange of goods
Ottoman Empire: Located in Turkey. It was discovered in the late 13th century after the
collapse of the Byzantine Empire and extended across most of Asia Minor and the Middle East.
Kemal Ataturk: (1881-1938) Nationalist leader of Turkey who is responsible
a. Karma: actions in this life resulting from the consequences of a previous lifes actions. It
is associated with Hinduism and Buddhism.
b. Dharma: the act of fulfilling ones duty in life.
c. Moksha: the release from the cycle of reincarnation through uni
THE EFFECTS OF THE CRUSADES ON EUROPE
April 7, 2014
The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought between the Christians in Europe and
Muslims in the Middle East between the years of 1095 and 1291. They were called by Popes
with the promise of
- Adolph Hitler:
o Came to power when the nation is broke, crippled in terms of its military.
o Came in hopes of expanding, mostly towards East.
- Rearmament- 100,000 cadre
o Limited placed on all branch of German military.
o 100,000 are t
U.S to 1914.
- Constitution vice Articles of Confederation.
- Expansion, Louisiana Purchase, 1812-15.
o Contradiction between Jefferson's view.
That the government can only do what is stated in the constitution.
But the deal of the Louisiana purchase
Hittites: 1600-1200 B.C. (from Anatolia (turkey)
Monarchs and nobility.
First to turn iron ore into iron~> Metal
Enabling the ability to make weapon out of them.
Leading to better weapon and better chance to win the war.
- Hinduism: Polytheism, Aryan Base.
o Brahma aka Atman- Universal force- unit.
o Multiple Deities:
Vishu the Creator.
Shiva the Destroyer.
o Themes: Universe is eternal, cyclic, manifestation of Vishu.
- Germany was cut into four zones.
o Most of Eastern Europe came into Russian control.
- 1945: Europe divided - 4 zones, Germany.
- United Nations:
o Organized by the 5 leading country.
China, U.S. France. Britain and Russia.
Each with a power
Empires, Asia, Africa to 1914
- Industrialization- U.S., W. Europe:
o Moving from countries that are basically agricultural, where the majority of the
population are in the form, where the money is made to the majority of the
population lives in the city,
o Along the coastline.
Protection from invasion
Along the North,
o Very rocky
o Not much agriculture, can only graze little bit of animals.
o Protection from the Himalaya.
o Jungle protection.
Geography barriers; Yellow, Ya
Beginning of history
Topic: Old Stone Age
Situation where human use extremely few tools (sticks and stones).
Lasted about 10,000 to 40,000 years, hunting for food everyday.
Not much impact in the course of human history.
Societies follow animals and c
Along the Mediterranean Sea.
Lots of Mountain.
Greece: Geography, Climate.
Lead to political fragments.
Broken up settlement separated by natural obstacles.
Minoan Bronze Age:
Ottoman and Safavid Empires
A) Janissaries- only loyal to the sultan. They were young boys between 8-18 taken from
Christian families and converted to Islam and learned to speak Turkish. They had the chance
of moving up in the court by receiving training
Kingdoms of Africa
A) Almoravids- pious Muslims of N. Africa
B) Sundiata- sickly boy who survived from being executed as Mandinke people on
the upper niger suffered a bitter defeat by rival leader. Grew up in to brilliant
Muslims in India
A) Dome of the rock-most revered Muslim site in Jerusalem. It was built in 600s over
a rock where Muslims believe Muhammad ascended into heaven, and where Jews
believe Abraham offered his son Isaac to god.
B) Omar khayyam- famous Muslim s
Feudalism in Middle Ages
Vassal- lesser lords who pledged loyalty and service to greater lord for land.
Fief- estate that lords give his vassal.
Knight- nobles are trained to be knights or mounted warriors.
Chivalry- a code of cond
A) Roman Catholic Church- Western Christian church that was headed by the pope.
B) Benedictine Rule- about 530, a monk named Benedict founded a monastery called
Monte Cassino in Italy. He drew up a set of rules to regulate life there. The
Strong Rulers of China
1) Wang Chong- a scientists who disagreed with how comets and eclipses showed
Heavens anger. He knew that one moon eclipse is about 180 days and solar
eclipse occurs every 41 or 42 days.
Shi Huangdi- first emperor,
Settlement in the Americans
A) Olmecs- the first American civilization that emerged in the tropical forests of
Mexican Gulf Coast and lasted from 1400B.C. to 500 B.C.
3) Describe the migration and settlement of people through the Americas.
A) Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus- they were patricians who wanted reform in Rome.
B) Julius Caesar- a commander who dominated Roman politics with Pompey and
added Gaul to the Roman Empire.
C) Augustus- the name senate gave Octavian which means
The Middle Ages
A) Clovis- a ruler of great energy and ability. He became king of Franks (Germanic
Tribe) in 481.
B) Islam- a religion that emerged in Arabia in 632. Within 200 years, the Muslims
built a great empire and major civilization.