The British worked to help preserve the environment and animals (#17).The British destroyed forests and the soil that they farmed on. After a few years the soil was degraded and the quality went down (Doc 7). This shows how even though they worked to preserve the environment, the British were really just tearing up India’s land to farm for their own crops and then ship them back to Britain. The British built 10,000 tracks and 136,000 bridges (#14). They built railways to secure their own British rule in India (#13).Even though they built lots of bridges and railroads for transportation most of it was mainly built to benefit themselves and make sure they kept their rule in
In the mid-1800s, Ireland was a nation which depended on agriculture. The Irish were among the poorest people in the world, relying on crops to feed their families. The Great Famine, or An Gorta Mór, commenced with the potato failure in 1845. It lasted for six years and caused the deaths of over one million men, women and children. It also led to a huge increase in emigration with two million people fleeing the country in the search of both food and a life free from corruption.
It is unfair to take away natural resources that are pivotal to the survival of these tribes all for an economic push. These people are living in poverty while companies such as Energy Transfer Partners make nearly five billion dollars off of land that is not theirs. If these companies took as much time and energy into talking to the indigenous people of America as they do destroying their land for resources, maybe we would have found a better solution by now that would benefit both sides. For centuries, indigenous people were arrested and forced to assimilate for behaving and looking differently than other Americans, but now a major corporation knowingly withholds a proper investigation on the environment and they still get to continue. It is
Economic imbalances resulting from World War I was the main cause for the Great Depression. Consumers were unable to buy all the goods produced causing manufacturers to close businesses. Closing businesses resulted in a rise of unemployment, however, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal as an effort to alleviate poverty and unemployment. President Roosevelt believed that it was essential for the government to protect the less fortunate and improve society . One of Roosevelt 's New Deal program, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), employed masses of people, saving them for poverty and despair.
The arrival of Europeans conquistadors to the Americas mainly led to negative consequences for the Native Americans. Essentially, Europeans invaded Latin America to exploit its riches, not caring to preserve the Native American culture but creating a path of destruction wherever they went. Consequently, the Native American culture could not defend itself and withered away. In this paper, I argue that the European invasion was to a great extent destructive to the native culture because it contributed to the decline of native population, the loss of native history and diminished the Native American identity.
Encyclopedia Britannica states, “Probably the most regrettable effect of the conquest was the total eclipse of the English vernacular as the language of literature, law, and administration.” There were negative consequences to the invasion of England, including the ceasing of the speaking of the English language, the weakening link between Scandinavia and England, higher taxes for the citizens, and a large decline in the number of free peasants (Wilde, Robert). The weakened link between Scandinavia and England hurt England’s economy because of the decrease in trade between the two territories, and the higher taxes that the government gave the citizens made many of them live in poverty. The number of free peasants decreased because many of them were living in poverty, and became serfs to be provided with food and shelter, in exchange for their manual labor. The English language was originally used for official documents, but the Normans used Latin for theirs, resulting in a decline in the speaking of English for many years.
One of the more famous ones is the Mohandas K. Gandhi Salt March. The government back in the time of Gandhi India was part of the UK, and it was very controlling. Some if not many people were poor and did not have anything to use to preserve food like we have today, so they had to preserve their food in salt to keep it fresh. Then, the government taxed it at high prices that the people could not afford. So Mohandas K. Gandhi, and thousands of Indian followers marched down to the Arabian Sea coast and mined their own, untaxed salt.
The 19th century brought tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, but Charles Booth’s investigations between 1886 and 1903 into the Life and Labor of the people in London revealed that approximately thirty percent of the population still lived in poverty. The average number of persons to an inhabited house in London and its neighboring urban districts increased compared with the numbers in 1891. By the end of the century, the overcrowding in London was almost thirty percent or sixteen per cent of the whole population. This happened mainly because quarters had been destroyed in accordance with the slum clearances.
The British made about 10,000 miles of railroad and about 136,000 bridges that benefited the Indians because they provided the necessary transportation to/from jobs and home. But, the British used the railways to transport goods to Britain to be sold there. Not only that ,but they also started mass production and sold goods for less(Doc 4). Goods like Indigo were very commonly grown in India(Gandhi + Doc 4). Indians were doing tons of manual labor to get raw materials for the British to use, while getting very little to no
Thousands killed in the Leopold outbreak. King Leopold should be condemned for his brutal actions, and for making the population more then half in population, like in Lukolela “The population in the villages of Lukolela in January 1891 must have been not less than 6,000 people, but when I counted the whole population in Lukolela at the end of December 1896. I found it to be only 719… but judge of my heartache when on counting them all again on Friday and Saturday last, to find only a population of 352 people.” (Document 5) In 1800-1900’s, King Leopold wanted to and planned to take control of the Congo people.
The British imported clothe machine from England to India. They made clothes in India and sold it in cheap price. A lot of people became jobless and homeless. Those who lost their manufacturing job most of them didn’t become in power ever and that poverty continues from generation to generation. Poverty still exist in India.
The American revolution all started because of taxes. The colonist got really mad at the British for taxing all of their important goods. The british always treated the colonist poorly since they came and invaded their homes. By this time the british were sick and tired of the colonists so they started a war.
It didn’t help that the slave duty was at a whopping twenty percent. This only brought the farmers into more debt with which their tobacco could not render enough profit to get them out of. According to William Allason, the poor farmers were dedicated to lowering the duty on slaves as low as possible as opposed to shutting down the slave trade altogether, for the farmers needed hands to cultivate their product. (Holton, 71) Britain sided with the gentry’s
Haguma said in a BBC article. Due to this decrease in agriculture, the economy took a direct hit since there was no source of income. Even years after, Rwanda is still affected by their economy, having a GDP of $20.32 billion as of 2015. Their GDP is significantly lower compared to the United States, which has a GDP of $17.97 trillion as of 2015. In addition to genocides having an impact on economy, they also have social effects like the use of child soldiers.
As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.