Unit 3
Updated: 5/18/2020
Unit 3

Storyboard Text

  • Military Expansion
  • Religious Conflicts
  • Class Systems/Hierarchies
  • The introduction of gunpowder allowed Empires to use cannons and firearms, increasing their military power and allowing them to expand their territory through military conquest.
  • Art and Architecture
  • Religious conflicts such as the Protestant Reformation in Europe and the Sunni - Shi'a divide in Islam created tension and rivalries.
  • Class systems arose and elites emerged, such as the Janissaries in the Ottoman Empire and the Samurai in Japan.
  • Styles of art and architecture developed that was unique to specific Empires, such as mosques in Islamic Empires and palaces in Europe.