In the text he describes the revolution as an “acceleration of developments already under way in the colonial era” (Foner 320). One of the first major developments was the creation of roads. They were the first major advance in transportation over land. According to the author, between 1800 and 1830 in New England and the Middle Atlantic states, more than 900 companies were told to start building new roads.
The Erie Canal turned New York City into a very significant epicenter for business, manufacturing, and investments. It also unlocked the western parts of America for settling and moved the Midwest 's agrarian and manufacturing products to domestic and international markets. The Erie Canal directly transformed trade and shipping by shortening a two-week wagon trip from Albany to Buffalo into a five day trip. It also became a channel for new philosophies such as abolitionism, women 's rights, utopianism, and religious movements. It generated the establishment of other canal systems across the eastern United States, and Canada as well.
It was also important for factory owners to deliver goods to customers far away from where these goods were manufactured. One improvement they made to help transportation was making a system of roads. This made it a lot easier for travelling from state to state, and even allowed people to pass through the Appalachian Mountains to more Western states with ease. Though the system of roads helped a lot, river travel was still a lot faster. The Northern states made canals to get across the North like the canal from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.
The shift between a rural to an urban society or from an agrarian to an industrial society can be significantly marked with the age of the Industrial Revolution. Taking place between 1760-1860, this revolution was a time which gave rise to the power of machinery, factories and mass production, which would lead to the development of numerous inventions which would change their respective industries for the better. However, it is important to note how this significant shift from an agrarian to an urban society essentially had its roots in Great Britain, and exactly what inventions were prominent in leading Britain and the rest of the world to commercial industrialization. When it comes to understanding how the Industrial Revolution came about
In the 15th century, The Age of Exploration became popular with indigenous peoples of Europe to explore the Americas. During this era, Europeans became interested in expansion and wealth of the New World. European rulers started looking for cheapest and fastest ways to get imported goods from countries such as Asia and Africa. These rulers began by sending explorers on explorations to find sea routes to other countries. The explorations helped these countries find the most efficient ways to get goods such as spices, silk, and gold.
Trade routes were one of the most important characteristics of the global economic system. During this period, there were several trade routes that resulted in the discovery of new lands. In document 1, it shows Europeans exploring along the coasts of Africa, North America, South America, and Asia. This happened during 1420through 1542. They used trade routes around the Cape Verde Is., the Cape Horn, and across the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.
But how did the Nile shape Ancient Egypt? The Nile River running 4,160 miles is used for transportation, water, gathering food, and bathing to keep away disease. If the Nile was not present what would happen? The Nile River formed Ancient Egypt because the Egyptians believed in it and used the water to developed crops. More and more people coming in made it a bigger population.
The political and technological developments helped to facilitate the European expansion. Individual European explorers’ main motivation was to locate luxury goods, promote Christianity, and to be the first to discover new lands and water. The states supported the European explorers because of demands for luxury goods, religious fervor, and the desire for glory. European expansion and the Afro-Eurasian trade world is the main reason that you have most of the luxury items that you have today. Without this trade world and expansion things would look and taste very
In 1291, the glassmaking industry was rapidly developing. Due to the hazards of producing the product, a group of glassmakers were exiled to a small island known as Murano. Being put so close together put the glassmakers in a unique environment leading to innovation fueled by both collaboration and competition. The size of the island also allowed for new ideas to spread quickly among the different glassmakers. Murano became iconic throughout Europe for its products and inventions, which include modern glass as we know it today (Johnson 17-19).
A majority of Babylonian life revolved around agriculture because its geographic location, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, gave them a lot of fertile land. The key to wealth in the Babylonian Empire was through trade. Merchants were supported and great trading centers were built in the empire, so that the king would be able to gain wealth by taxing the foreign merchants (Bible History). Babylonians greatly succeeded in trade because of their agricultural surplus (Albright, Paragraph 23). They had more produce and access to goods that were scarce in other areas around them, so they had an advantage in trade.
Eventually, the Hudson’s Bay Company was established, and rivaled the French Canadian traders. The legacy of the fur trade is a legacy that has proven to be an important part of the world. It is thanks to the fur trade that Canada is now a nation. It helped to encourage people to come settle in Canada. It established relationships with the Native Americans, and effected the economy in Europe immensely.
The building of roads, canals and railroads played a large role in the United States during the 1800s. They served the purpose of connecting towns and settlements so that goods could be transported quickly and more efficiently. These goods could be transported fast, cheap and in safe way through the Erie Canal that was built to connect the Great Lakes to New York. Railroads were important during Civil War as well, because it helped in the transportation of goods, supplies and weapons when necessary. These new forms of transportation shaped the United States into the place that it is today.
In the 17th century England, sent ships to North America to try and colonize North America. There were three regions of colonies set up in the England colonies. There were the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Each region was different in many ways. Settlers brought their values with them, and their personal reasons for coming over to North America.
The English didn’t really bother the Natives the English set up the colonies and did their own thing. When times got tough for the colonist the Natives offered to help them get food and to survive the winters. The relation between the English and the Natives was shaky there were times when the Natives hated the English and attacked them,but there were also times when the Natives help the English when the English really need help. The English only really attack the Natives if The Natives attacked them, and when the English wanted to expand they just took it, the land to the English was all theirs the Natives had no right to the land in the mind of the English. The English did have families with some of the Natives and that did make bonds with the Natives tribes and the colonist.
The Impact of the New World in Global Trade People all over the world were affected by the global trade that was opened with the exploration of the new world. Between 1300-1800 CE people began to open trade routes that allowed people to trade all over the world. This allowed for new ideas and technologies to access parts of the world that they never had before. Now that there was an extreme increase in trade, a new merchant class arose in Europe. Trade was an important force for change leading to the desire for new resources and goods; drove exploration; and impacted societies and relationships between civilizations around the world.