The Industrial Revolution forever changed both the environment and the economy of the United States. The rapid industrialization began due to the increasing availability of cheap labour, due to immigration, combined with new technologies such as coal powered machines. Almost from the outset industrialization began to transform the economy, by producing consumer goods, such as cheap textiles. Industrialization also allowed the U.S. to compete with European nations in manufacturing,
Jules Ferry’s economic argument for imperial expansion was how largely his interests were in major continental expansion. The only way to expand is to have economic ideas such as trading and industrialization to produce enough wealth for the population, ideas of civilization within people, roads, money, and ideas of politics and patriotism. Other colonies had recently gained greater economic value through expanding export markets. Which, produced enough trade in different parts of France or other colonies, making them be able to sell and
When Imperialism made its way to American colonies, so did Victorianism. America exploded with new technological advances and a new vision on the future. This strategic move was a positive merger between America and Britain. Many of the inventions that were introduced are still in use today for travel and leisure, but most are currently being used in import and export trades. Because there was an Imperial system, the Victorian age was apparent.
Many causes are responsible for the growth of the Atlantic System from 1500 to 1800. The sugar demand increased and so did the need for workers; since merchants had access to slaves they stole and bought them to work for them on sugar plantations and mills for
During this time the ideas of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes gave rise to the notion of democracy. These ideas supplemented the monarchical power structure on the European continent. At the end of the century Adam Smith’s economic ideas would provide basis for the development of modern capitalism. The legal concepts during the 18th century changed from the old to the new style of criminal justice. It went from the
Europe at the beginning of the 20th century saw the development of ‘mass society’; the continual developing industrial sprawl, mass housing, mass class bound fashions, mass political, mass production and new imperialism defined this period. Thus, concerns for the individual became forefront within society and subsequently saw the progress of human rights in the latter half of the century. European modernity can be defined as the development of the human rights movement, built upon these early 20th century concerns for the individual. European imperialism during the first half of the century, saw Western powers conquer Africa and parts of Asia, as trade became imperative for the growth of domestic economies. Through the development of policies
During the 16th and 17th century, Europeans were a force to be reckoned with. Starting with Columbus, a movement was sparked in which claiming the most land was the goal of many European powers. With their guns, germs and steel, European countries worked towards establishing a foothold in many parts of Asia, Africa, and the New World. Strategically having established colonies and trading ports in areas vital to commerce, Europeans were able to create a global trade, connecting many part of the world. In the 16th and 17th century Europeans were a driving force in the globalization, modernization and connections made in the ever-changing and power hungry world they dominated.
The Renaissance was a period in European history that triggered a region wide development in the fine arts, intellectual studies and technology. With the expansion of understanding in the fields of science, philosophy and technology and the accumulation of wealth of many European nations, it led to them to expand their own fleets and finance exploration missions throughout the world. The Columbian Exchange was a by-product of the Age of Exploration and was the transfer of plants, animals and technology between the “Old World” and the “New World”. The Columbian Exchange involved the entire modern world. Irrevocably, the Columbian Exchange helped trigger the largest population boom in world history, it led to a boom in the overall economy and
Each facet of nationalism served to unify the country as a whole and mold it into a modern society. Economic nationalism began to develop in America during Monroe’s presidency, in what became known as “the American System”. One component of this was protective
France reconstructed the government so that it was well suited for the citizens. France had the aspiration to take their newly formed government and spread it throughout Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade was the forceful migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. The demand for slaves increased as the demand for commercial agriculture expanded throughout the developing world. Slaves were not only used for agricultural purposes, but also domestic purposes.
Free trade principles were introduced which allowed colonies to trade with few tariffs or restrictions. The European colonialism brought about by the Industrial Revolution prompted an early wave of globalization. Colonialism moved technology, food, and ideas around the globe in merchant ships from the colonial empires of Britain, Spain, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands. Once the United States became independent and had