17th Century Formation

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Why the 17th Century Was a Major Formation in the Modern World The 17th century was a critical part in world history that was a major formation of the modern world we live in today. There were many aspects throughout this time that did in fact help shape the modern world. The slaves helped Europeans immigrants shape the economy and were a vital part of shaping the U.S. The 17th century brought us the brilliant invention of the telescope and many other scientific inventions. Also, the rise of the secular state helped calm down the violence between individuals. I agree that the 17th century was a major formation of the modern world because of the Atlantic slave trade, beginning of the scientific revolution, and rise of the secular state.…show more content…
Throughout the 17th century, there were many brilliant scientific discoveries such as the telescope, first book on mathematical physics, the theory of gravity, and many more. The belief that God had created the world is what fueled the scientists to make more discoveries. Although many of these creations seem basic, this was only the beginning of major science discoveries. If it wasn’t for all of the 17th century scientific discoveries, we would be nowhere close to how advanced our technology is today. “What we call the scientific revolution was part of the intellectual excitement that surrounded these challenges, and, in retrospect, the scientific revolution enhanced and confirmed the importance of these other developments,” (Cole and Symes 522). 17th century century scientists laid down the building blocks of science that eventually helped the world make more and more discoveries leading into the future. The amount of knowledge our modern day scientists have is pretty incredible, but it is only becoming more…show more content…
Although slavery was a brutal way of life for many humans, they played a key role in developing a strong economy in the Americas. The Americas were able to flourish and develop into the greatest country because of them. Secondly, the scientific resulted in many great discoveries. The discoveries such as the telescope, first book on mathematical physics, and the theory of gravity. These were just small discoveries that lead us to the vast amount of science the modern world knows today. Finally, the rise of the secular state definitely helped by creating a place to live with no law on what religion to follow. Everyone has their own individual religion that they follow and did not let it affect their way of life negatively. It also help decrease the amount of violence resulting in the less violent modern world we live in today. I agree that the 17th century was a major formation of the modern world because of the Atlantic slave trade, beginning of the scientific revolution, and rise of the secular
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