Nick Epps27 March 2009AP World HistoryDocument-Based Question 2006Although the economic effects of silver flow from the mid 16
centuryto the early 18
century seem to perceived similarly in the separatecountries, the social effects are more biased based on the source’s point of view. Documents 4 and 5 show that silver was the preferred means of payeven though the sources were from different points-of-views (British andMing respectfully), however; documents 2 and 7 show that the Spanish andthe Chinese have different views on their hometown effects. The documents that are in terms of economy prove to be impartialsuch as document 4 which involves an outsider’s view from Britain who isanalyzing the Portuguese’s use of silver for the Chinese goods. In document5, the Ming writer portrays a blatant statement that in older times, a simplebarter for dyed cloth would suffice but with the since the economy isbecoming more desiring of silver, common shops are starting to complicatethings with solid payments of silver. For the Spanish vantage, the prieststates straight facts saying that according to official records, there was anincredible amount of silver circulating. A document that would increase theunderstanding of the economical effects would be a report from an officialdocumenter in Manila that has the ratio between the silver going out versusthe amount of goods from China to show who has the advantage in thetrade- to serve something that has a professional view.