The Black Death, over a span of five years, killed 25 million people and it was almost impossible to survive. First, the Plague was just an outbreak of the bubonic plague, which is a disease, created by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis. The first known case of the Black Plague was recorded in China, 224 B.C.E. In 1348, twelve Genoese boats docked at the Sicilian port of Messina, Italy, after they had finished sailing the Black Sea. Rats that lived on the ships spread the Plague to Britain in 1348.
Because of this the New Deal helped to significantly lower the unemployment levels. “The New Deal reduced unemployment from the very high level of 1933, 12,8 million, to 7.7 million in 1937” Even though there were successes to the economic side of the New Deal there were also many thing that were insignificant in other parts of the economy. For example even though unemployment fell “ As late as 1941 the unemployed still numbered six million” and it remained very high up until World War two started and the unemployment problem almost disappears. This demonstrated that unemployment was still extremely high and no huge change had been made. The New Deal also did nothing to assist the halt in technological advances in farming that causes many farm workers to be replaced by machines.
In 1347, rats on ships brought fleas infected with the bacillus that caused the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death. Within four years, between 1347 and 1351, the Death had spread across much of Europe. Between 25 and 50 percent of the population of Europe died of the disease. The Plague led to fanatical religious practices such as flagellation, when people whipped themselves to atone for the sins they believed had caused the disease. Wealthy and powerful people fled to country.
Through the loss of one-third of Europe’s population, a tiny pathogen toppled the region’s socio-economic framework, altering the medieval society forever. Although the negative effects of the pandemic are greater than the positive effects, it is argued that the disease balanced Europe’s population for the future. The disease portrayed the might of European continent, including its will to withstand a crisis. To this end, it could be hard to believe but there were also some positive consequences associated with the Black Death. As it appears, manpower was of great value than it was before.
It only took six months for the black death to cross France (Cunningham 49). People of the Middle Ages had no idea that their neighbors sneeze could contaminate them (Cunningham 53). Black flags were flown over churches to warn that the plague was in the city (Cunningham 52). As the wealthy and priests tried to flee the disease, they ended up carrying it to new areas (Cunningham 52). The Black Death struck Paris in 1349, and quickly spread to England, Scotland, and beyond (Galli 1).
With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer. Once an individual acquired the infection, within thirty hours, most would be dead. But, could something like this actually benefit Americans and their society? Most people would say that 675,000 deaths never improves a country, but in America’s
This was the poorest class, and made up the largest majority of British citizens. They also usually worked 6-7 days a week! The British industrial revolution gave rise to several other countries becoming industrious. Nations whom did not were either conquered or destroyed by nations who did. It was a truly important step to the technological revolution, and to modern life.
In 1912, the Titanic took off for New York City, but sadly it never reached land. Instead the “unsinkable” ship, crashed and sank. How did the “unsinkable” Titanic crashing and sinking affect the people? Through the horrific and tragic accident of the Titanic, lives were changed, rules were changed, and the way boats and ships were made changed, all because of how the Titanic impacted them. It took five years to plan and build the beautiful, unsinkable ship that would be called the Titanic.
Black on Black violence in New Orleans Louisiana has risen exponentially ever since the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, a problem that can be solved by the coming together of the African American community to protect each other’s back. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and left an impact that could not properly be described by any set of words. The main problem that everyone could see was that a great city had been completely obliterated. The dilemma that was overlooked by practically everyone was that the entire city had shut down. The Mayor at the time, Mayor Ray Nagin called for a mandatory evacuation of the city for the Hurricane, but due to the history of false calls with storms that were said to
Throughout history, many events have had an extensive effect on mankind, but few have changed Europe as considerably as the Black Death. Prior to the pandemic, Europe was overpopulated and experienced a shortage of resources that resulted in malnutrition and extreme poverty for many peasants. Feudalism was the social, political and economic organization that governed the European society. A majority of peasants were serfs, who were forced to live on their lord’s land and provide their labor for a share of produce and military protection. The feudal system kept peasants from rebelling, creating an imbalance between the social classes as the rich continued to be wealthy and the poor wallowed in poverty.
The Black Death took 7 years to spread throughout Europe and Russia. In those 7 years it is estimated that 60% of Europe’s entire population perished (Benedictow). The Black Death is an example of how the increasing trade among European and Middle Eastern countries helped spread a contagious disease that otherwise may have stayed localized and affected a much smaller population base. Disease transmission was not understood very well at this time which only helped the spread of the plague. Efforts to stop the disease had little to no effect due to this lack of knowledge of controlling
The Bubonic Plague (Black Death) came to the eastern Mediterranean along the shipping routs. It reached Italy in spring of 1348. By the time the disease spread between 25% and 50% of Europes population had died (document 1, (Source: EyeWitnesstoHistory.com) the Bubonic Plague was spread because in this time there was not any place to put garbage and wast products like we have today, so they would just leave the trash/wast anywhere and everywhere and the result of this would bring rats and many other animals, and with these animals they had fleas and eventually the fleas would get to the people and the humans would get sick and spread it to everyone. Some symptoms of the Bubonic Plague were large swelling lumps which they called "buboes" sizing
They ended up in a railway yard with nothing to eat or drink for two days, they were starving when they got on the boat and anything in their stomachs was evacuated due to sea sickness, they were barely alive, there were some deaths on the train. Ivan’s sister had a young baby who continually cried, this possibly saved their lives as the police came to investigate. After they had been fed and cleaned they were on their way again, this time they went to what used to be a prisoner of war camp in Sicily, there were double rows of bard wire all around, here they stayed for two days. They were then taken to Egypt by ship, on the way Ivan’s sister contacted typhus, she was removed from the ship as soon as they arrived in Port Said. They continued to the Red Sea to a place called El Kharatha from here they were taken by truck to El Shatt, this was a terrible place.
Breanna Lizzi Professor Shanshala History 101 17 July 2015 The Consequences of the Black Death The Black Death plagued through Europe for several centuries without the people having a means of fighting the disease off. The Black Death was also known as the bubonic plague. This plague wreaked havoc through the Western world in 1347 (Backman 348). The plague was thought to have been carried into Western Europe by rats brought in on ships from eastern Asia. It is thought that the progression of the disease was due to the violent advance of the Mongol army into Europe (Backman 348).