Atlantic Slave Trade

The Atlantic Slave trade was a major social and cultural development in Europe and the New World from the 16th to 19th centuries. Most salves were captured in West Africa and transported to the New World.

The Portuguese were the first to capture slaves in Africa and force them into hard labor in the New World . They captured slaves from Africa because they needed many laborers to produce the crops the were know to trade for:

  • Sugar
  • Tobacco
  • Coffee
  • Cotton

The Second Atlantic System includes the rest of the slave trade from 1580 to the 19th century. Slave traders included Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English captains at this time. Most slaves were transported to the Caribbean Islands at this time, where each country had several territories.

The Atlantic Slave Trade abused the lives of about 10,000,000 slaves while it was going. Over half the slaves were captured and traded in the 18th century, with England being the largest shipper of slaves.

Oliver Cromwell

Cromwell was a political and military leader in the England during the English Civil War. He accomplished much in his lifetime and influenced the government of England for many years.

Cromwell was born into a noble family in 1599. His family was quite poor, but he used his family name to become active in politics. Cromwell became a member of Parliament in 1628 and was part of the group opposed to Charles’s abusive tyranny. He began gathering and army to oppose the king. He accepted anyone, rich or poor, into his army, as long as they were ready to fight. Lacking military training, Cromwell studied old wars and tactics and discarded modern battle formulas. As a result, ha became a strategic genius and was quite cunning in battle. His attacks were brutal and he is remembered negatively for this part of his life.

When Cromwell returned to England, he found himself to be the most famous citizen. Parliament had been broken up, so Cromwell helped rework the constitution of England. The country became a republic and Cromwell was named the Protectorate of the Commonwealth of England.

 

China

China has a huge variety in geography. It has the Himalayas mountain in the south, Gobi desert in the north, many river valleys and mountainous regions in the center, and a large coastline with the Pacific Ocean.

By 500 AD China had already had several impressive dynasties Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, and the Han dynasty. After the Han dynasty, China was almost divided in half politically, until the Tang Empire reunited it in 618.

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China in 1450
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China in 1750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the pictures above you can see how China changed. In 1450 the Ming empire ruled but by 1750 the Qing Empire had taken over and conquered more land.

 

*Thanks for stopping by to read my essay.

P.S. Sorry for the second blurry photo.

George I and George II

George  I was born in 1660, in a region in Hanover. For the years of his life, he was the only heir to the German lands of his father and uncles. George became the monarch of Great Britain at the age of 54, when his second cousin, Queen Anne,  died. Over 50 other people had closer blood ties to the throne than George, but he was the closest Protestant.  In 1701 the Act of Settlement was established and it prohibited any Catholics from inheriting the British throne The Jacobites believed that James Francis Stuart was the rightful ruler, and they tried to rid George from throne but failed. When George I died, his son George II took over.

George II was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain, being born and up to Hanover. At first, George II was associated with politics, unlike his father, but he later joined the government party before becoming king in 1777. Although George overcame troubles from the Jacobites and outlived his son,  his is remembered for almost nothing positive.

 

George Whitefield

George Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England in 1714. His parents were poor innkeepers and George did not have the money to attend college. As a result, he paid for his college by being a servant at Oxford. Whitefield was initiated into the legalistic style of Christianity during his time at Oxford. He had a conversation experience finally after crying out to God in prayer one day. After this, Whitefield became passionate about the things of God and began preaching. After becoming preacher, George Whitefield visited the American colonies as a parish priest. While there he saw an orphanage in great need and decided that, along with preaching, would be his life works. He returned to England to raise funds and continue preaching.  Some people claimed that his voice could be heard for 5 miles, allowing him to preach to thousands of people at once. Whitefield also play a role on the founding of America by warning the colonists that the king would take away their liberties over time. Whitefield visited the colonies a total of 7 times, and eventually died and buried there in 1770.

100 Followers!!!!/ Q&A

Thank you too all my followers for helping me reach my goal of 100 followers. All of you guys mean a lot to me!!!!

Because of this special occasion I will do a Q&A. Ask a question in the comments below and the first 10 questions asked,  will be answered in a separate post.

Favorite Quotes Tag

I know it took me a long time to do this but her it is……………….

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Answer the questions that were asked
  • List the rules in your post.
  • Tag some people and give them as many questions to answer as you want
  • Notify the people you nominated and post the Favorite Quotes Tag picture!

First:

Thanks to The Inspired Page for nominating me for this tag. Go check out her blog, it is AWESOME!!!

Questions Asked:

  • What is your favorite inspirational quote?

The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart (Hellen Keller)

  • What is your favorite Disney quote?

Sometimes the smallest thing take up the most room in your heart. (from Winnie the Pooh)

  • What is your favorite kindness quote?

Caring people do without saying. Careless people say without doing.

  • What is your favorite positive quote?

Don’t let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world.

  • What is a quote from your favorite movie?

I do not have a favorite movie.

People I Nominated:

Questions for the people I nominated:

Ummm….. I can’t think of other questions so I will just do the same ones.

  • What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  • What is your favorite kindness quote?
  • What is your favorite Disney quote?
  • What is a quote from your favorite book?
  • What is your favorite positive quote?
  • What is a quote from your favorite movie?

And.. that concludes the Favorite Quotes Tag.