What were the Crusades
Choose one of the questions below and answer it in the form of a brief but well-developed essay (1-2 pages in length, double-spaced with 1-inch margins, as Word files) Your essay should have an introduction that sets the historic context, a thesis, evidence or examples to prove your point, and a conclusion. Make specific references to the relevant information in sources (e.g. websites).
1. What were the Crusades? How did they start, and what were their short- and long-term consequences?
2. How was the Mongol Empire established and how was it governed? What is its historical significance/legacy?
3. What was the Black Death? What were its immediate effects and long-term historical consequences?
Requirements: 1-2 pages
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