The Atlantic System

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The Atlantic System

Events surrounding and characteristics of the establishment of the Atlantic System in the 1700s.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hist 158 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE Lecture 3

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HIST 158 1st Edition Lecture 16 Outline of Last Lecture I. German Wars of Religion II. French Wars III. Revolt of the Netherlands IV. 30 Years War Outline of Current Lecture I. The Atlantic System a. World economy b. Slavery c. Birth of consumer society d. Agricultural Revolution e. Life in city f. Consolidation of European State System Current Lecture I. The Atlantic System a. World economy i. Treaty of Westphalia  Netherlands become independent from Spain (Spain’s power is declining in the 16th century) ii. Dutch Republic and England have very different political systems than Portugal and Spain which allows them to dominate in the 17th century 1. Adapted better and switched focus more efficiently to new products 2. Tobacco, coffee, sugar, potatoes flooded European markets 3. Larger quantities became much cheaper due to slavery b. Slavery – a public/private enterprise i. More than 11 million Africans transported to Americas before 1850 These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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