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S: The Plague -Natalie Buono, Grace Maiorano, and Joann Lerro 9-1

FC: The Black Death

1: By: Natalie Buono Joann Lerro Grace Maiorano

2: The Plague

3: The Black Death

5: The Plague, also know as the Black Death, was a disastrous plague that spread through out Europe. This was going on around A.D 1346 to A.D. 1352. The Black Death occurred in three forms: - Pneumonic Plague (attacked lungs) -Septicemic Plague ( rarest; most deadly; traveled in blood stream) - Bubonic Plague (most common; caused swellings on neck, groin, etc. called buboes)

6: The Black Death spread to Europe through trade with the east. The Plague started in Mongolia’s Gobi desert. It rapidly was moving along the Silk Road to the shores of the Black sea. The bacteria was carried by fleas. Theses fleas traveled on black rats that came along with trade caravans across Asia. The Black death accompanied goods to the inland cities and rural towns. Once the host rats died, the fleas carrying the disease found new homes on other mammals, including humans. Starting in Sicily around A.D. 1347 the plague made a round trip of death around Europe. In late 1348, the Plague reached England. Nothing was capable of stopping the spread of this disease

9: The Black Death vitally caused change in Europe. It heavily affected social as well as economic life. At first, the major decrease in population reduced demand for European goods and services. Because farmers couldn’t find markets to sell there grains, they produced fruits, meat, and dairy products. As Europe recovered from the Plague, very few workers were available for jobs. This easily gave peasants and surfs opportunities for occupations. They demanded more rights and higher salaries. Merchants and nobles were not satisfied with this and tried to return to the previous standards, causing hatred to build up in the working classes. At several times, this conflict was violent, especially when peasants revolted across Europe between 1378 and 1382. Workers protested against the upper classes in order to receive their rights. By the time it was over, most of the peasant succeeded in their goals. A few serfs evacuated to cities. This led to the vitality of towns, the reduction of the feudal lords’ power, and the fall of the manor system.

10: This powerful and forceful disease started in the East and came to Europe. The bacteria was carried by fleas which settled on the black rats that tagged along with the caravans across Asia. When the rats died, the fleas carried the plague to new homes and on other animals and humans. In Sicily in A.D. 1347, the disease made its way around Europe and reached England by !348, never dieing down until six years later. Nothing was working as to stop or help the spreading of the plague. After the 1350's the plague continued to rise up in periodic segments for the next 300 years. The black death affected Europe's economic and social life.

13: Twenty-five million(one-third of population) people died from the Plague in just under five years between 1347 and 1352.

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