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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