The Black Death

BY: Andrew Morris and Connor Choate

                              EQ: What were the impacts of the Black Death on society?

Society During the Black Death

Society did not really change in the first year of the Black death. since no one knew about the disease or how to cure it. But a couple years in and society was struggling, almost like standing on one leg. The lower social classes were totally destroyed as the disease spread into more cities and countries. The wealthy struggled as their businesses fell to the disease, and supply and demand being no more.

WHO:

Who: The Europe and Asia People- the people of Europe and Asia were affected by the Black death. The world population was at 450 million people, and at the end of The Black Death, the world population was around 350 million people. it took Europe and Asia over 150 years to recover in population from the Black Death.

What:

What: The Black Death- the black death is the plague disease. Caused by populations of flies carried by ground rodents.

Where:

Where: Europe and Asia- the black death originated in the Arid Plains of Central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road by ground rodents, it reached Crimea by 1343. from there ground rodents would often get on Merchant Ships and that was carried across the mediterranean and Europe.

When:

When: 1346-1353

Why:

Why: no one knew what the black death was and no one knew what to do about it. So the towns, cities, and their economies flourished as the black death spread.

CT: What were the affects of the black death on the surf class?

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