Graphic Organizer Ch.17 – 23
AP World History
Chapter 17 – The World Economy
Chapter 18 – The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
Description + Significance
This tapestry with a Tree of Life design from India dates from the early 18th century. This particular design is on cotton, but it shows the colors and artistry that made Indian fabrics such a popular global commodity in the postclassical and Early Modern periods. 410
Western Europe During the Renaissance and Reformation – Different Protestant denominators made inroads in much of northwestern Europe with the Reformation, but Catholicism maintained its hold on significant portions of the continent. 411
Civil war over religious issues and the relative power of king and parliament resulted in the beheading of Charles I in London in 1649. As this painting suggests, the regicide was one of the most controversial events in English history. 412
Europe Under Absolute Monarchy, 1715 – The rise of absolute monarchies led to consolidation of national borders as states asserted full control of areas within their boundaries. For example, a recent study shows that villages that straddled the French-Spanish border were undifferentiated before 1600, but by 1700 they showed marked national differences because of different state policies and the greater impact of belonging to one state or another. 414
European Population Density, c.1600 – Europe experienced new levels of population concentration in some urban areas by 1600, although by Asian standards, city size remained fairly modest. 415
Johannes Kepler, one of the leading figures in the Scientific Revolution. 422
Portrait of feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
Chapter 19 – Early Latin America
Description + Significance
By the end of the 17th century, a society that fused Hispanic culture and indigenous elements had emerged in Spanish America. 429
Major Spanish Expeditions of Conquest in and from the Caribbean Region – The major islands and surrounding mainland coasts were explored and conquered between 1493 and c. 1570. The Caribbean outposts were also the staging areas for most expeditions into the American continents, few expeditions sailed directly from Spain. 430
Colonial Brazil – The Portuguese colony was mostly limited to the coast where sugar plantations thrived until the 18th century when gold discoveries attracted settlers and prospectors to the interior. The vast Amazon region was sparsely settled, mostly along the major rivers. 431
St. Augustine, Florida. As the oldest city in the United States (founded in 1565), it was established to guard the Spanish sea route from the Caribbean that the silver fleets traveled back to Spain. 432
Father Bartolome de Las Casas. This former conquistador became a Dominican friar and a noted theologian who spent much of his life seeking to protect the Indians from exploitation and abuse. 434
This 1519 Spanish painting, The Meeting of Cortes and Moctezuma, represents the Spanish view of the conquest of Mexico. 435
Population decline in New Spain.
Silver production in Spanish America, 1516-1660.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a remarkable Mexican poet and writer whose talents won her recognition rarely given to women for intellectual or artistic achievements in colonial Latin America. 441
Sugar was introduced to the Caribbean in 1493, and Brazil became the greatest producer by the nest century. Sugar plantations using slave labor characterized Brazil and the Caribbean. 444
The contact between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans eventually produced large number of castas, people considered to be of mixed racial origin. By the 18th century, especially in New Spain, a genre of painting...
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