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HIST 110
Sebastian Siebel- Achenbach

HIST 110 ON THE BRINK AND EPILOGUE DEC 3 2012 Glorious Revolution 1688-1689  Change of government away from Stuarts who were associated with Catholics  Replaced by Protestants William prince of orange  England changed sides, joined Dutch against the French  First time: colonies became participants in war Asiento – Spanish slave trade  Peace of Utrecht – Britain received right to sell slaves  Created triangular trade system on northern Atlantic, slaves exchanged for metals/clothes, slaves shipped to new world  Spanish colonies desired African slaves to work mines or plantations  Constant need for labor supply because inhabitants frequently died  England made huge amounts of money as result of trade Voltaire 1694-1778  An enlightenment thinker  middle class background from Paris  regularly insulted everyone, received joy from this, got beat up by noble he insulted, ended up in prison for couple years  went to England after being banished in France  “Philosophical Letters concerning the English n
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