Essay Book Report History of the World in 6 Glasses

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AP World History

A History Of The World In 6 Glasses

1. The consequences of agricultural revolution was a turning point. Civilizations began focusing on making surpluses rather than producing new food and crafts. They became more modern. (pg.20)

2. The archaeological evidence that supports the cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing of cereal grains is since there weren't any other foodstuff to makes soup they were able to make a thick porridge or a thin broth or gruel. This discovery led to the creation of tools and techniques to collect, process, and store grain. (pg.11-12)

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Prince Henry payed for expeditions and collated the resulting reports, observations, and maps. He encouraged other captains to embrace advances in navigation. (pg.101-102)

3. The production of sugarcane was a lot work. It required enormous amounts of water and manpower. They came up with tops to save from the hassle. Sugar in some cases was a medicine. It also served as a spice and seasoning. It became in big demand. Arabs relied on slaves brought in from Africa.

4. In 1492 Columbus discovered the new world. He came across the Caribbean. He declared it as the sugar making place. Over periods of times millions of african slaves were transported to the new world.

5. Rum played an important role, it was used to buy more slaves. Rum was the result of a mixture of materials and technologies all around the world. It was made by arabs. Rum wouldn't have existed if weren't for cruelty of the slave trade. Along with rum came the good and bad, due to the suffering some endured and the power some gained.

Chapter 6

1. England wanted the land because once it was established it would supply mediterranean goods such as olives and fruits. It would make England less dependent on imports from continental Europe.

2. The supply of molasses (what rum was made of) had been disrupted during war. Other grains were were hard to grow near the coasts. Moving whiskey was expensive too, Whiskey could be made anywhere easily.

Chapter 7

1.Coffee soon became a

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