Directions: In complete sentences, answer the following questions on chapter 20.
1. Why were Asian empires in a state of arrest or decline in the 18th century?
2. How did the British gain ascendency in India? What are the parallels between British imperialism in India and the Spanish conquest of the Americas (use an example from the Cortes and the Aztecs primary source)?
3. How does the Olaudah Equiano source illuminate some of the practices of slavery?
4. What was one economic and one social rationale for the persistence of the African slave trade?