Including rain, which was difficult because, “there was no shelter on open plains and covered wagons leaked” (Lemke). The simplest nature changes like this on the Oregon Trail caused the important items on their wagons like food and clothing to get soaked, which resulted in a depletion of necessary supplies, harming them long-term. Furthermore, if the most basic climate brought about such an alarm, one could only imagine the effects of a disastrous storm, which caused, “Half a dozen people killed by lightning strikes”
In a case study called “Vulnerable Populations” Dr. Richard Zoraster (2010) mentions “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated many of the risk within the United States. These factors include poverty, home ownership, poor English, ethnic minorities, immigrant status and high density housing”. Social vulnerable populations are at risk during a disaster because of their socio-economic standing. Lack of money and transportation hindered their attempts to evacuate. Furthermore, a large number of residents did not trust the local authorities and refused to evacuate.
By A.D. 900 already a society of some 15 million people of the Maya's great cities and great pyramids were abandoned in ruin, that's the timeline where the downfall of such a great civilization started (History.com). Then what caused the decline of the great Mayan civilization? Mysterious disappearance of the Mayans has several answers to relate with the decline of the civilization which can be considered as overpopulation, warfare, famine and climate change. These intertwined factors will be discussed and analyzed in the latter parts of this essay. As mentioned before the classic period was quite unfortunate times for the Mayans, hundreds of thousands of people were living in the cities.
It also altered many social customs disrupted trade, and made most people fearful of contact with strangers”(Bender 65). This quote tells us that the Plague caused issues with trade. This would make it very hard to find resources they did not have access to. The Plague also caused issues with Europe 's crops. For example, TheMidievalEra states “The plague was not only end of men, but animals and harvest too”(“Death”).
King tut was probably one of the best known kings because his body was found. The same year that Tutankhamen took power, he married Ankhesenamun, his half sister and the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Due to Tutankhaten's young age when he assumed power, the first years of his reign were probably controlled by an elder known as Ay, who bore the title of Vizier.As the populace was forced to honor Aten, the religious conversion threw the society into chaos. The capital was changed from Thebes to Amarna, and Akhenaten put all of his efforts into the religious transition,
Many problems occurred when the settlers were first in Jamestown, they suffered from famine and disease. The settlers also skirmished with local Native American tribes in the first few years, all of these problems almost brought Jamestown to the brink of failure. The failure was caused by the lack of survival skills that the colonists had, also the lack of sanitation which caused them disease and that they used brackish water to drink, this was caused by the high
Impact of the Great Depression on the Rural Population Students learn in history about the Great Depression and the events that occured with it like the New Deal and the stock market crash. As students we think the events that happened seem bad but if only we were there to see it first hand and to realize how hard the impact actually was. The Great Depression caused the rural families to go through the biggest struggles due to all the losses, changes they went through, and not having what they needed to survive or it getting destroyed. First what is the Great Depression well it is the “worst economic downturn in history of the industrialized world,” it caused so many changes to happen it was like a snowball effect just one thing after
What Justinian achieved was groundbreaking, but it brought along consequences as well. The empire was difficult to manage since it was too large and were at a great distance from the capital of Constantinople. A lack of money in the treasury, an epidemic that wiped out a plentiful of people, and a menacing threat from bordering powers. Especially the threat of the Islamic forces who the empire eventually lost Syria and Palestine to after having been defeated in 636 at Yarmuk. At the dawn of the eighth century, the empire has shrunk and was now known as the Byzantine
Eventually, there was a massive peasant rebellion called the Yellow Turban rebellion, which was caused by a long period of famine and government corruption, and that set the stage for the Han Dynasty 's final collapse. There are many factors that caused the Han Dynasty 's collapse, but fundamentally it was the government 's failure, in both the first and second declines, to ensure that corrupt officials would not take full control of court and ignore the plight of the populace. These failures to prevent corruption and famine led to both internal collapses of the central Imperial government which caused the coups and rebellions. In both Athens and Han China, Golden Ages were ruined by the failure of governments to prevent internal revolt and issues with governance. While Athens and the Greek regime as a whole fell from one state seizing too much power over other states, Han China fell, twice, from corrupt officials seizing power and wealth for themselves while allowing too many citizens to suffer.
Famine will be one of the biggest humanitarian disasters and we can see this with the famine that hit Somalia, it is not only a lack of food but the lack of clean water and proper hygiene is setting off an outbreak of killer diseases in displaced persons camps. Therefore, the effect of famine or drought is far worse than a lack of food for consumption.
The most notable flaw of the city was its reliance on supplies. Cortes realized this and “sought to isolate the city from its support." Without the supply of food and water, the situation in the city became dire. The consequences of the blockade were recorded in the Florentine Codex, “And all the common people suffered greatly. There was famine; many died of hunger.
Jackson was one of the first presidents of the new nation in the early 1800s. He served eight years in chair from 1829-1837. Before his term as presidency he was known as a "war hero". He gained many supporters from common people by discriminating against the rich. During his presidency Jackson encouraged Americans to create a smaller government with more involvement from citizens.
The colonists of Jamestown endured many hardships in their colony due to their location, lack of planning and poor leadership. After the failure of Roanoke, colonists set up another colony in present day Virginia about 30 miles up the James River from the Atlantic Coast in 1607. The location only set Jamestown into a pit of despair when they figured out it was a horrible spot. The land was swampy, making the land ill-suited for growing crops, not to mention it was plagued by mosquitoes that carried diseases such as Malaria that killed most of the colonists, and the brackish tidal water was unsuitable for drinking. Furthermore, there was lack of planning in the process.