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Macartney’s Expedition and the Global Economy (10:12)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:10 Why was Portsmouth important?
  2. 03:54 Where was the economic center of the world at the end of the eighteenth century?
  3. 04:25 Why were Europeans more interested in trade with China than the Chinese were in trade with Europe?
  4. 05:30 What roles did European powers in the Indian Ocean (other than Britain) play in the global economy?
  5. 07:46 Why did Lord Macartney travel to China?
  6. 09:25 Did Macartney succeed? Why or why not?