Write a 1-paragraph biography of THREE of the following historical figures
PART I: AGENTS OF CHANGE
Write a 1-paragraph biography of THREE of the following historical figures, focusing on what they did that makes them historically significant (THREE biographies of ONE paragraph each = THREE PARAGRAPHS total)
* Ibn Battuta;
* Genghis Khan;b
* Kublai Khan;
* Leonardo da Vinci;
* Martin Luther;
* John Calvin; OR
* Henry VIII
PART II: CONQUEST AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE AMERICAS
Please write a 2-3-paragraph essay in response to ONE of the following prompts:
* How did a small number of Spanish conquistadors conquer the huge Aztec AND/OR Incan empires?
* How did Spain AND/OR Portugal build and maintain their colonies in the Americas?
* What was the Columbian Exchange and how did it change the world?
Write your answers using standard essay format (e.g. full sentences, paragraphs, no bullet points, no numbers, etc.).
Develop a point of view about each question, using clearly appropriate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support your position.
Check that your essays are well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas.
Proofread your exam, using a spelling and grammar checker.
If you consult outside sources, include properly formatted citations for each of the sources you cite.
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