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Effects of the Bubonic Plague. Facts Bubonic Plague/Black Death Bubonic Plague/Black Death No cure at the time, lumps on glands, black spots all over.

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1 Effects of the Bubonic Plague

2 Facts Bubonic Plague/Black Death Bubonic Plague/Black Death No cure at the time, lumps on glands, black spots all over body No cure at the time, lumps on glands, black spots all over body 1/3 of population dead!!! Mass graves, bodies burned, whole towns disappeared 1/3 of population dead!!! Mass graves, bodies burned, whole towns disappeared Fleas carried by rats that bit people from central Asia to Europe Fleas carried by rats that bit people from central Asia to Europe

3 Political Effects Feudalism declines Feudalism declines Landowners lose control over the peasants Landowners lose control over the peasants New political systems rise New political systems rise We see the beginnings of monarchies We see the beginnings of monarchies Political power grows more centralized Political power grows more centralized

4 Economic Effects Economies plunged Economies plunged Trade was disrupted Trade was disrupted No people to work No people to work Those who survived could demand higher wages Those who survived could demand higher wages If those wages were denied, the peasants revolted If those wages were denied, the peasants revolted

5 Social Effects Population loss Population loss Europe lost 1/3 of its population Europe lost 1/3 of its population 35 million Chinese died 35 million Chinese died At it’s peak, Cairo lost 7,000/day At it’s peak, Cairo lost 7,000/day Strict levels of society fell apart Strict levels of society fell apart Some people blamed the Jews Some people blamed the Jews Thousands were murdered Thousands were murdered Some people questioned their faith Some people questioned their faith Turned to witchcraft Turned to witchcraft

6 Exit Ticket How did the plague impact the world?? How did the plague impact the world?? Pick one area that the plague impacted: Political, Economic, or Social Pick one area that the plague impacted: Political, Economic, or Social Draw a picture that shows the plague impacting that area. Draw a picture that shows the plague impacting that area. Include as many details as you can! Include as many details as you can!


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