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What was Ghana's capital? Where was the capital located?
Koumbi, it was located along the Niger River
How did the king of the Ghana Empire deal with the different cultures and religions that came to West Africa?
The king was tolerant but did not follow the relgion
What did Mansa Musas hajj do for the Mali Empire?
Mansa Musa's hajj put Mali on the map and bringing back scholars
When and how did the Songhai Empire begin?
When Mansa Musa died in 1332 the people of the Songhai region refused to pay tribute.
What caused the bridf civil war in the Songhai Empire in 1490s?
Sunni Ali son was so intolerant of Muslims that they overthrew him. They replaced him with Askia Muhammad
Describe the Songhai Empire in the late 1500s?
The Songhai Empire was larger and wealthier than ever. It was the center of trade and learning. It stretched from the Atlantic to Nigeria and Niger.
What made the Songhai Empire grow weaker after the death of Askia uhammad?
The rulers who succeeded Askia established a small but strong Islamic group. Many stated didn't live it and broke away.
What enabled te Songhai Empire be easily defeated?
The Songhai had bows and arrows where Moroccans had guns
What happened to West Africa once the Songhai Empire had fallen?
The Songhai still ruled but in fewer contries then before. Also the people still payed taxes, provided labor, and served in the milatary. It broke into a series of milatary camps governed by European nations in search of West African wealth.
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