The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
Impact of the Great Depression on the Rural Population Students learn in history about the Great Depression and the events that occured with it like the New Deal and the stock market crash. As students we think the events that happened seem bad but if only we were there to see it first hand and to realize how hard the impact actually was. The Great Depression caused the rural families to go through the biggest struggles due to all the losses, changes they went through, and not having what they needed to survive or it getting destroyed. First what is the Great Depression well it is the “worst economic downturn in history of the industrialized world,” it caused so many changes to happen it was like a snowball effect just one thing after
The dust bowl was a widespread massacre. It spread from Texas to Nebraska(History.com). Many people were killed because they were suffocated by the dust. The dust bowl was a big issue for the country. About 9 years after the dust bowl started the Great Depression
It was the Spring of 1348, and the citizens of Europe were malnourished due to limited food supplies for such a large population. This made them more susceptible to the outbreak of the Black Death. The Black Death originated in Asia, then moved westward into Sicily. From Sicily, the plague crept its way up through Europe infecting millions of people, in total killing more than one third of Europe’s population. In fact, over fifty percent of the population of Siena died, along with fifty percent of Paris, eighty percent of Florence, and over two thirds of Venice.
All throughout history, new political systems have risen out of the ashes of their predecessors, but all of these systems are destined to fail eventually. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread all through Europe in the Middle Ages, causing destruction on everything, particularly the social order of feudalism. Feudalism was a system of loyalties and obligations amongst the different social classes that kept order in Europe for several centuries. The feudal system was reinforced by the beliefs and philosophies of the church as well as the laws created by those in power. The Black Death wiped out a high percentage of the population of Europe contributing to the deterioration of the ties that held the feudal system together.
Indeed, the increase in population had to do with the diversity in North America, however, religion, political, and the economy did too. When New York’s population increased, there were more beliefs and ideas going around. For example, its religion became more diverse due to the freedom of religion offered. People were able to choose what religion they wanted to practice, so this made them feel free. The religions such as Lutherans, Quakers, Jews, Catholics, Anglicans, Baptists, and Presbyterians became the religion variety in North America.
Around this time in the United States, the Great Depression had taken place. Many people lost their jobs, homes, and families. Some people even died due to dehydration from lack of access to water, food, anr from general illnesses. This particular economic catastrophe hit children hard especially. This is depicted in the same excerpt mentioned before.
After the Civil War conditions were really bad because a lot of homes and personal properties were destroyed. Because of the War the Union lost 370,000 troop members and the Confederacy lost 260,000. Total 375,000 troop members were injured. Many civilians in the South died because of access to food was infrequent. I believe Reconstruction was necessary because after four long years of war they should move on from it and reunite as one.
Many lives were lost and changed. The Trail of Tears in 1839 was a horrific event that removed thousands of Native Americans from there homes. They were forced to travel a thousand miles on foot to a new land. Thousands of lives were lost along and after the journey. The removal effected the Cherokees greatly and it still effects them today.
There have been many times where it is just ridiculously challenging to express negative emotions without feeling like I am using the wrong words or nor saying what I truly mean. There have also been times where opposingly, I have experienced tremendous joy and happiness that triggers me to physically write a memoir of it either shared on social media or in personal writing. With both types of situations, negatives and positives, there is a high chance of a great lesson to be necessarily memorized and absorbed. I believe that every individual goes through the heart-wrenching moment of lonely despair while facing stressful challenge. Friends and family will always be able to supply a certain level of support, but there are moments where it’s hard for them to completely understand and see into someone else mind.
The plague then started to infect thousands and thousands until 35% of Europe’s population was deceased. This reduced the world population in total to seventy-five to one hundred million people. Massive loss of life was caused. For a short time war stopped and trade declined. Many of the serfs died, so the remaining ones demanded higher wages.
Many people worked towards this, trying so hard to become old wealth, but no matter how hard they tried, they could never become that. They were classified as “New Wealth” and oftentimes people of old wealth looked down upon those individuals. F. Scott Fitzgerald often wrote many stories about this pursuit of wealth since he was also a person who aspired to be like that, but unlike many others, he was also able to see the truth beneath what it meant to be wealthy.
Ever heard of the Dust Bowl? “The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that really damaged the agriculture of the US and during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was a severe drought that has started to ruin the agriculture. When this happened the states including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico were affected” (Steinbeck). This act made many people who owned farms unemployed and they lost their farms and also there houses.
The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000. Genocides, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular group or nation, has affected various countries. Genocide not only brings a war but also problems like decreasing economic affairs and social problems. When genocide starts, society overlooks economic affairs like their agriculture since they focus on the war. In the case of Rwanda, once the genocide had begun many farmers fled or were killed.
During this forced migration more than 2,500 Choctaws died from exposure and starvation (Everyculture.com/Choctaws/Removal). In 1747-1750 the Choctaws experienced the Choctaw Civil War, it was recorded as being the most catastrophic event in Choctaw history (Everyculture.com/Choctaw/Relations with The Colonizers). The loss of so many members of their tribe left them severely