The fair was very popular drawing everyones attention. People left their factories, their farms, and their city businesses to participate in what was touted as the greatest cultural and entertainment event in the history of the world. The fair was a time to enjoy the changes America had faced and also see what kind of society it had become. By the end of the century the World’s Fair had established entertainment and was enjoyed by large groups of people of all social classes. People of the society enjoying the World’s Fair with many exotic attractions.
During the early sixteenth century the Church began to experience loss of respect and many challenges due to the corruption within the church. Many began to think the church was dying. This would cause the reformation. Throughout the age of reformation, the political and social spheres of Europe were also significantly affected, as well as the religious movement, through Martin Luther, the printing press, and the opinions of the people. The reformation is often viewed as a religious movement, yet it also affected the political and social aspects of Europe as well.
At the end of World War II, Western European powers sought political stability after a period of turmoil and devastation. Germany was divided into two spheres of influence: East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union, and West Germany, controlled by the Allies. Western Europe attempted to unify in the post-war economy, and various views arose regarding this potential unity. The unification of Western Europe was met with opinions that were largely motivated by a nation’s own economic and political interests.
European nations had a negative impact on China. European nations colonized parts of China. Rebellions were started in order to fight against European imperialism. Many nations gathered or came to China in order to gain or acquire something.
In the mid-late 1800’s New Empires started to gain power and grew dramatically. The new and upcoming empires were, Japan, United States of America, and Germany. These countries had been slowly gaining power for their entire existence, but were never considered world powers. Well that all changed towards the early 1900’s, these countries were emerging and became leaders of the worlds.
Moreover, the foundations of Western science and mathematics can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Men like Euclid and Pythagoras made the contribution towards to the western civilization through their work of mathematics: geometry (Document 7). Later on, the concept of geometry was further taken into usage towards the aspect of Greek architecture and art that eventually dominated the western styles and mechanics of the buildings, for instance: Parthenon, Roman buildings, and the Washington D.C’s architects (Document
A well-known writer, Mark Twain, used the term “Gilded Age” to symbolize the corruption of the American society despite its glittering surface of wealth following the American Civil War. Many industrial leaders following the war were criticized as “Robber Barons” -- the idea of becoming rich through unethical business practices -- or “industrial statesmen” for their economic influence in America. Their tactics of becoming wealthy and prosperous were often criticized as dictating the rich and the poor and destroying competitions, but the philanthropic contributions of these “industrial statesmen” toward the American economy and society are tremendous in creating America as a domination of power. According to many people, these “industrial
In the sixteenth century, Europe began to expand by sending explorers and missionaries out to discover new territory. In the Americas, it is was primarily the Spanish, the French, and some English. Both Spain and France had different motives for sending the explorers and missionaries to the New World. The missionaries were mostly Jesuits, and while they are the same order, the Spanish Jesuits operated differently that the French Jesuits. This reflection will look at some of the Jesuit philosophies and contrast how the Spanish and French carried out their mission.
In the late 17th century, the European nations set up several companies and trading posts along the coast of Africa and Asia. They work closely with local rulers in order to ensure the protection of European economic interests in those areas. Later in the late 18th century and early 19th century, the time period that was known as the Age of Imperialism, the trading posts started to influence the lands and established vast colonial empires in both Africa and Asia. The oblivion of cultural identity and value, the establishment of new laws, and the loss of economic benefits occurred in the colonized lands as the results of the imperialism. The cultural identity and value in Asia and Africa were completely abandoned because of the imperialism.
Causes of Imperialism The acceleration of Imperialism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that greatly impacted the world, is due to multiple economic, political, and social forces. Imperialism, a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force, was becoming drastically more and more important for European and Asian countries. Ultimately, the advancements during the Industrial Revolution made Imperialism easier, and on a very large scale for many European countries. Although there were many factors that contributed to Imperialism by ways of economic, political, and social forces, some proved to be more significant and influential than others.