THE CRUSADES ppt - Eckman
Transcript THE CRUSADES ppt - Eckman
The Battle of Holy Land
By: Jeff Carroll and Tyler Garrison
The Crusades were a long series of holy wars
between the Christians and the Muslims.
Both groups wanted to take control of
Jerusalem because it was known as the Holy
Land. Jerusalem was considered the Holy land
because it was where Jesus lived and
The Turks took over Jerusalem from the
Christians by massacring 3000 of them and
their churches were destroyed.
Christians could not go to the Holy Land.
Pope Urban II called for Christian armies to go
to war against the Muslims and to save the
After about a week of gruesome battle many
peasant warriors for the Christians were
killed. At the same time brave Christian
knights were overpowering the Muslims and
ended up taking back the Holy Land.
Most of the Christian army got pushed out by
the Turks. Those who still fought eventually
had to siege after a few days and the Turks
took over Jerusalem. The Second Crusade
accomplished nothing for the Christians.
The battle of Acre started off the Third
Crusade and the Christians weakened Saladin
and the Muslims, so that they had to give up
the Holy Land.
King Richard of England and Saladin came to
an agreement and allowed a truce where the
Christians could visit the Holy Land without
The treaty between the
groups ended unsuccessful
and only sparked more war.
The Turks invaded
Constantinople and took the
Christians by storm.
This was only the start of
the Decline from the
In 1212 about 30,000
murdered by the
Muslims trying to get
to the Holy Land.
These children were
on average about 12
This event marked the
decline of the
Crusades for the
The Christians continued to face struggles
trying to obtain back their Holy Land.
The Turks were able to keep control of
Jerusalem throughout the rest of The
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