The Industrial Revolution was a time where everything moved from handmade, distinctive items to ordinary items being made from machines inside of factories. This movement was due to many factors, including population growth, improved methods of transportation, and financial innovations. Population growth led to increased demands on products and the handmade way of producing these items just wasn’t fast enough for the growing demand. Financial innovations included more banks being built and with this the people were urged to take bigger risks. The improved methods of transportation allowed businesses to reach, communicate, and trade with other businesses and companies worldwide and transport their good to customers all over the nation.
There was an increase wealth in farmer class. At the early period, there is a dramatic expansion of farmland and increase in population due to the irrigation projects that government carried out and the invention of new farming tools. There were guidebooks published to teach farmers how to produce crops more efficiently. Farmers began to sell their surplus to market. There was also a class of wealthy merchants with considerable capital came into existence due to vibrant commercial activities at the late Edo period due to the expansion of commerce and the growing productivity of agriculture.
The Tang & Song Dynasties were experiencing a Golden Age due to the fact that they had a fair system in granting government positions, brought highly advanced inventions to the world, and had very intricate architecture. During the Golden Age, many lavish buildings began being built with new materials, decorations and designs. During this time, Marco Polo made a visit to China, hoping to see what the country was like. In
Merchant wealth increased as printing, education, and commerce rapidly spread. Many merchants chose to specialize in silk, cotton and porcelain manufacturing. Owning land and being a government employment were no longer the only means of gaining wealth due to this economic balance. The Song dynasty witnessed an increased interest in Confucian principles and historic ways of life. Buddhism became less popular amongst many of the Chinese people due in part to their rapidly changing culture.
In 1694, Thomas Savery invented what would revolutionize the united states indefinitely, he called it the steam engine. This invention lead to the first steam engine locomotive which many would say was a beneficial turning point in the industrialization of america’s economy,allowing the steam engine to be used on the railways. Although the railroads did impact the United States and certain groups in positive ways,there were also negative effects that occurred. During this time period, there were many chinese immigrants that entered the United States who made up most of the workers that built the tracks. Business owners made lots of money from the railroads because they were able to transport goods farther and faster with ease.
This advancement in technology increased population and food production, benefitting everyone. The European technologies helped countries in advancing the colonized Asian countries and Africa. The colonized countries got ideas how their countries should be governed in order to be advance and strong country. During imperialism, as Europeans entered the colonized countries many Western cultures and customs were introduced, which helped the countries in becoming more diversited. The countries became more industrialized, helping in increasing the manufacturing of the
permanent settlements, it was easier for the population to increase. As populations continued to increase in these settled areas, over time, they grew into civilizations. Small hunter gather settlements eventually grew into civilizations. These civilization's revolved around agriculture and the domestication of certain plants and animals. Within these early human civilizations social classes were eventually formed.
Industrialism had profound effects on American Society, Business Owners, Workers, Farmers, and Immigrants that reshaped American Society and were both positive and negative in nature. During this time, the economy increased dramatically and city populations increased. New forms of technology were created to help the american people progress and live more comfortably. People also became more involved during this age. Many people voted and voter participation increased during the rise of industrialism.
Other kingdoms and countries followed the trend of discovery, found their own new lands, and colonized them. This caused the power of these governments to grow. Newly discovered trade routes allowed trade between Europeans and Asians to cause an economic increase. Ideas were also spread along these trade routes. Military technology grew, gunpowder a technology from China was becoming a popular weapon in the European monarchies.
5. Cross cultural trade had affected social and economic aspects of life within the Indian Ocean Basin. The use of larger vessels, ports, and different trade materials had led to a growth in trade. Materials such as silk, porcelain, spices, scents, and precious metals all were traded between groups, causing a flourish in materials. The dependence on areas for certain products caused high standard materials and exports to be