Learning Goal: I’m working on a english discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Online Discussion 2/ Directions: Please use your textbook to answer both discussion questions.
You are required to solely use your textbook, Chapters 3 & 4 to answer the questions. No other
outside sources are required to answer the questions. The more details and analysis you use to
write your responses, the more points you will likely get. You are graded on the originality of
your response, the depth you address from the textbook, and critical thinking you bring to the
discussion. Be sure responses are in your own words, and your own work.
Do not forget:
Please include at least 2 key terms from each chapter to answer both questions. Be sure italicize,
underline, and put your key terms in bold. Originality is important, and I implore you not to copy
the text verbatim from the text. If you do, please be sure to cite the source and page number from
the textbook. Please have a look at the Online Discussion Sample I shared in Pages. Each
question should be at least 200 words (it’s okay to go over the word limit). Please remember to
have a look at the Online Discussion sample as how to cite your work. Responses with NO
citation/references to the textbook will get a zero for that assignment.
Online Discussion 2 Questions:
The caste and slavery systems remained strong, even after 300 years of colonization. By the end
of the 1800s and prior to the wars of independence, explain in detail how these concepts and
systems played out in Latin America for so long (10 points)
Please explain the causes of the independence movements in order to pinpoint the reason for the
collapse of Spanish and Portuguese rule in most of Latin America. (10 points)
Multiple Choice Questions: 5 points
1. Which of the following statements best characterizes the colonial period?
a. It was a period of continued and overall stability.
b. It was a chaotic period.
c. It was a period in which everybody prospered.
d. It was a period with no economic distress.
2. Which country did slaves take control of after independence?
3. Which two colonies did not declare their independence during the 1800s?
a. Cuba and Puerto Rico
b. Cuba and Dominican Republic
c. Puerto Rico and Uruguay
d. Argentina and Brazil
4. During the colonial period the church was so powerful because it
a. controlled all educational institutions.
a. exercised hegemony among the entire population.
b. was very wealthy.
c. all of the above
5. The continuity and growth of a more global economic system during the colonial period was basically
supported by two commodities. Which commodities were they?
a. gold and silver
b. silver and sugar
c. gold and sugar
d. gold and other crops
Chasteen, John Charles. Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America: 4th Ed. Paperback ISBN: 9780393283051