Ap World Dbq Essay

696 Words Nov 29th, 2010 3 Pages
Jacob Gonzalez
AP World
11/29/10
DBQ Even though the economic affects of the flow of silver from middle Sixteenth century to the beginning of the Eighteenth century seem to play out nearly the same in the different countries, the social affects are way more custom based on the source’s pov. Documents 4 & 5 show that silver was the preferred way of pay even though the sources weren't from the same points of views (British and Ming respectfully), however; documents 2 & 7 show that Spanish & Chinese have different views on their homeland affects. These documents that are in terms of economy prove to be limited such as document 4 which has an outsider’s view from Britain who is anallyzing the Portuguese use of silver for Chinese
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In document 3, also by a Ming official, he reports that the respectable olders are blaming the government for the poor amounts of wheat and grain. This document is a little less biased than document one because it shows equal representation of the people to the ruler. The last Ming official document (7) is stating that they should allow foreign trade because the Spanish are making a huge profit selling the Chinese products in the Philippines. His request shows that they would rather have money instead of the country’s pride. For the Spanish, document 2 is from a scholar. This man is whining about the government’s spending. He is saying that the government is spending way too much silver for the Chinese goods: soo much that it is ruining Spain. Finally, document eight is from an British scholar. This scholar is in essence on the same boat as the Spaniard. He is saying that Europe has become too involved in the Asian commodities as well. The difference in his argument is that they are giving away money for worthless, small materials that basically have no point to Europe when it matters. Also, he states that the money that the government is putting into this indulgence will never be refunded to Europe causing them to be in debt. An additional document that would help the best for this is a journal of a traveler that went to the Americas. Because they is from a different society, they

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