Ap World Unit 2 Essay Outlines

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Mikaela Jamieson, Jessica Kwon, Ted Shim, William Wong

unit 2 essay outline #1

Since societies in the Classical World achieved a higher degree of internal organization than earlier communities, they were able to extend their focus to trade. Although the Silk Roads were the most well known trade routes during the classical era, the Spice trade was also prominent. Being affiliated with a blend of different societies and regions, the Silk Roads saw numerous amounts of goods. Similar to the Silk Roads, the Spice trade was also vast but mostly carried out by maritime traveling.

#1 T.S.-Although the Silk Roads were the most well known trade routes during the classical era, the Spice trade was also prominent.

Silk Roads linked the Eurasian landmass from the Han capital of Chang’an to Byzantium in the Roman Empire Silk Road trading was conducted over the landmasses with caravans. Spice trade was more a Maritime trade with the help of boats Sea lanes from Syria and Palestine to Spain and North Africa

#2 T.S.-Being affiliated with a blend of different societies and regions, the Silk Roads saw numerous amounts of goods.

Eastern lands traded cotton, aromatics, black pepper, pearls, and gems Exchanged for horses and bullion form the west and of course silk from China spices, pepper cosmetics, gems, pearls from India in caravan to Hellenistic (greece) cities. Grain form Persia and Egypt

Mediterranean wine, slaves, olive oil, jewelry to Persia (Bactria) Central Asia produced large horses and high-quality jade

#3 T.S.-Similar to the Silk Roads, the Spice trade was also vast but mostly carried out by maritime traveling.

Greece traded mostly olives and grapevines
Syria and Palestine-fruits, nuts, and wool fabrics
Gaul-grain copper, grapevines
Spain-olive oil, wine, horses
Italy-pottery, glass ware, bronze goods
Rhapta in the coast of Eastern Africa=principal commercial center Indian merchants traveled to Indonesia and East Asia in exchange for pearls, cotton, black pepper, Indian goods for spices and exotic local products. (spices most prominent)

Conclusion-Despite the vast problems the Classical societies experienced, trade broadly flourished. The Silk Roads and Spice trade routes not only connected major regions,it also linked smaller societies like Rhapta on the East African Coast which became a principal commercial site.

unit 2 essay outline #2

Thesis:
Large empires like the Han Dynasty in China and Rome both have similarities and differences in how they ruled and their prosperity shows the effectiveness of those systems they used to rule. The Han dynasty expansion and success mainly comes from their stability of their state.The Roman Empire had many successes and failures that were similar and different compared to the Han dynasty with their state. Both states of the of the roman empire and the Han dynasty were effective allowing them to expand and grow.

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T.P 1: The Han dynasty expansion and success mainly comes from their stability of their state. Started out as a decentralized then as it was ineffective completely centralized it. By creating an educational system it provided the constant supply of intelligent individuals who could fill various positions in the bureaucracy Their stable centralized government allowed them to create large armies to fight outside invaders and to expand the empire. Their eventual fall came from economic strains of military, frequent uprisings, and the inevitable the creation of factions that split the empire.

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T.P: The Roman Empire had many successes and failures that were similar and different compared to the Han dynasty with their state. They established an aristocratic republic
They allowed the plebeians a voice in the government pacifying class tensions. In times of civil or military difficulties a dictator will rule for 6 months with absolute power keeping the empire stable in a crisis Eventually they had to centralize...
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