Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.6f - Political & Economic Systems of Asian Empires

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Asia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E) by

f) comparing and contrasting the political and economic systems of Asian empires.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Between about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) and about 1800 A.D. (C.E.), the major Asian empires had a variety of political and economic systems.

ESSENTIALS

Ottoman Empire

 Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a sultan (political and religious leader)

 Economic system: Located at the crossroads of trade between Europe and Asia, economy based on trade and agriculture


Mughal Empire

 Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a Muslim emperor

 Economic system: Dependence on trade with foreign nations (Europe), economy based on trade and agriculture


China

 Political system: Centralized bureaucratic government ruled by a Qing (Manchu) dynasty emperor

 Economic system: Economy based largely on agriculture, resistance to trade with European nations


Japan

 Political system: Government ruled by a powerful shogun, had a powerless emperor

 Economic system: Reliance on maritime trade within the empire, desire to expand to find resources


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 01, 2018