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AP World History DBQ 2006

AP World History DBQ 2006

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Just my simple little DBQ for my AP World Class. All comments appreciated!
Just my simple little DBQ for my AP World Class. All comments appreciated!

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Nick Epps27 March 2009AP World HistoryDocument-Based Question 2006Although the economic effects of silver flow from the mid 16
th
centuryto the early 18
th
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.
 
By contrast to the non-opinionated economic effects, the social effectsof the silver circulation differs opinions that represent each nation involved. Taking a look through the Ming Dynasty’s eyes, they believe that the greedinvolved in the silver is corrupting their lives. Interesting enough, all of thedocuments that are considered “Social Chinese”, they all are from the Mingofficials. In document one, the Ming official is arguing that if you become tooentrenched in silver, you develop an inevitable lust for the silver and youneed more. He is trying to limit the amount of silver the common man willget because they will be devoured by said lust. In document 3, also by aMing official, he reports that the respectable elders are blaming thegovernment for the poor amounts of grain. This document is a little lessbiased than document 1 because it shows fair representation of the peopleto the emperor. The last Ming official document (7) is saying that theyshould allow foreign trade because the Spanish are making a profit sellingthe Chinese products in the Philippines. His request shows us that theywould rather have money than the country’s pride. For the Spanish,document 2 is from a scholar. This scholar is complaining about thegovernment’s spending. He is saying that the government is spending toomuch silver for the Asian goods- so much that it is ruining Spain. Lastly,document 8 is from an English scholar. This scholar is figuratively on thesame boat as the Spaniard. He is announcing that Europe has become tooenticed in the Asian commodities as well. His specific argument is that they

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