Check Your Understanding Questions
What areas of North America were colonized by the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch, respectively?
What were the primary motivations for colonization by the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch?
What were some labor systems used in the North American colonies?
What negative effect did the fur trade have on Indigenous peoples?
Identify the parts of Africa most likely to be targeted by European empires, and briefly explain why they were more vulnerable.
How did the Grand Canal facilitate China’s growing economy?
What caused conflict between Queen Nzinga and the Portuguese?
Why did the government of the Qing Dynasty wish to prevent the British from selling opium in China?
According to Adam Smith, how did the invisible hand of the marketplace work?
What are some ways in which mechanization changed traditional ways of producing goods?