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Mr. Sink’s AP World History – Unit 3: The Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Questions: Spanish Empire Crash Course #25
Directions: Watch the video “World History Crash Course #25: The Spanish Empire, Silver, and Runaway Inflation”
on www.youtube.com and answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper.
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What were some of the accomplishments of the Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica?
In what ways could one say the Inca Empire of Peru was even more impressive than that of the Aztecs?
When did the Spanish arrive in Mexico? Peru? What allowed the Spanish conquistadors to conquer both
the Aztec and Inca Empire?
What were the two administrative divisions in Spain’s empire in the Americas? Why were the Aztec and
Inca Empires perfect for Spanish conquest?
How did the Spanish administer the mining and processing of silver in its South American colonies? Why
was silver mining such a dangerous job?
What impact did the massive influx of “New World” silver have on Spain and its economy?
Compare the impact “New World” silver had on Spain with its impact on MIng China. How was it similar?
Different?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mr. Sink’s AP World History – Unit 3: The Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Questions: Spanish Empire Crash Course #25
Directions: Watch the video “World History Crash Course #25: The Spanish Empire, Silver, and Runaway Inflation”
on www.youtube.com and answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
What were some of the accomplishments of the Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica?
In what ways could one say the Inca Empire of Peru was even more impressive than that of the Aztecs?
When did the Spanish arrive in Mexico? Peru? What allowed the Spanish conquistadors to conquer both
the Aztec and Inca Empire?
What were the two administrative divisions in Spain’s empire in the Americas? Why were the Aztec and
Inca Empires perfect for Spanish conquest?
How did the Spanish administer the mining and processing of silver in its South American colonies? Why
was silver mining such a dangerous job?
What impact did the massive influx of “New World” silver have on Spain and its economy?
Compare the impact “New World” silver had on Spain with its impact on MIng China. How was it similar?
Different?
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