Why and How was Mansa Musa so rich?

Research Question: My big question is How and Why was Mansa Musa so influential?

Thesis: Mansa Musa was one of the greatest rulers in history, he traded many things but his religion helped bring in many merchants.

  • Topic Sentence #1: Mansa Musa sold Salt and Gold but also brought along his religion, Islam.
  • Topic Sentence #2: When he first started ruling he showed the people his religion and than later on actually started to spread it.
  • Topic Sentence #3: While traveling to Mecca, Mansa Musa used up so much gold that it impacted the system greatly.

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Kaaba, Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia –. Wikipedia, en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Mecca.

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8 thoughts on “Why and How was Mansa Musa so rich?

  1. Jessica Wojdak says:

    The image of all of the men on horses really catches my eye. I liked learning about how Mansa Musa spread his religion. “While traveling to Mecca, Mansa Musa used up so much gold that it impacted the system greatly.” I really like this sentence but, what is the system? How was it impacted? This makes me want to know about the Islam religion. I definitely need more background information. In my opinion, your blog page was great but you could have gone into a little more detail in your topic sentences. The video was also a little bit hard to hear because of the music and other words that you were playing. Great work!

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    • Zareena W. says:

      Thank you so much, I’ll try to add some more information next time, and I’ll try to fix it! your so kind!


  2. Jessica says:

    I love the pictures you have in the backround but I cant say anything farther than that because the music is too loud and I could not here you very well.

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  3. Evelyn says:

    There were some nice illustrations in the background to go with your narration.
    You provided information about trading salt and gold as bringing him some of his wealth.
    An example of you providing some important information about what brought Mansa Musa his wealth was:
    “Mansa Musa sold Salt and Gold but also brought along his religion, Islam.”
    I think I would have liked to have known where he came form.
    I had a difficult time hearing most of your presentation because the music was loud and the words from the music were distracting me from what you were saying. You seem to have a lot of knowledge and sources on your topic.


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