During the civil war (lasting from 1861 to 1865) many changes in our nation occurred. Some of those changes were in government, agriculture, work, laws, military, and machinery. The military and machinery advancements that occurred during the civil war were very large steps into the things we used today. They modernization of the military tactics and weapons made it easier for the U.S. to fight and the new machinery made those new “modern” ideas come to life.
during the Colonial Times. Weaponry evolved from the basic weapon such as a bayonet to the highly destructive cannon. Although the levels of advancement varied their purpose was all the same, to kill. They were used and still are used to fight and the Colonial Times are a big contributor to how they are used today. During the Colonial Times weapons such as muskets, rifles, and tomahawks were used and improved for killing.
Sudan is located in Africa next to Egypt, and it lays on the red sea. It was ruled at the time between 1896-1956. Sudan was at the time a backward, non-technological, simple life before imperialism. It had a lot of rich resources such as oil, natural gas, gold, silver, copper, nickel and agriculture which were the number one goal of any imperialist country. Sudan like any colonized country suffered from a lot of good effects and bad side effects some of them were short term impact and some are long term impact.
The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1700’s within the textile industry. The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes by using different machines. Before the Industrial Revolution people made different things by hand or simple tools. For example, people wove textiles by hand, and after the Industrial Revolution machines were used instead. The Industrial Revolution began in England because of many reasons.
Within the 1800’s European Explorers forced their way through the insides of western and central Africa. Along the west coast of Africa, European nations traded for slaves, ivory, and gold. Africa was under full assault by the 1800s, as European nations competed with one another for control of the continent. Europe wanted to imperialism (take over) Africa and the forces (what they did) that helped them succeed is the new technology, Nationalism, and lastly the most important industrialism.
The European exploration happened due to God, glory, gold, and advanced technology. God led to exploration because they wanted to spread Christianity. Glory led to exploration because they wanted to be know as an explorer. Gold led to exploration because they wanted to trade with other countries to get money in return for valuable items or get valuable items in return for money. But the most influential thing that led to exploration was advanced technology. The caravel, astrolabe, magnetic compass, and cartography were all technological advances. The caravel allowed them to effectively sail against the wind and was sturdier than the vessels before. Astrolabe was a brass circle marked off with degrees and the rings on it were used to sight the stars. Once they sighted the stars they were able to calculate their latitude. The magnetic compass was used to help explorers more accurately track direction. Cartography was the skill of mapmaking and maps were made faster by using the printing press. In conclusion God, glory, gold, and advanced technology led to European exploration.
Gunpowder was created back around A.D. 850 by Chinese scientists. It was made by using the oxidizing agent potassium nitrate. Since its discovery back in A.D. 850 it has been one of the greatest and most influential inventions ever developed. They first used it for starting fires and fireworks, but then soon realized that it could be made into a weapon. The first
World war one affected technology through a couple of things, the most important being weapons. Weapons played a huge role during the war, and in deciding which side would win. World war one affected technology in a few different ways. One of them being guns. They were much bigger than what they were used to, such as a machine gun. Since this new weapon could shoot very rapidly (600 rounds per minute) one of the sides fighting in the war could easily wipe out a whole line of an army in one shot. This gave the side with the new technology a huge advantage in winning, this most likely determined which of the sides would win the war. Which meant that soldiers could no longer stand in a line and shoot at each other.
Trade and the advancement of technology both motivated and provided the means to the colonization and exploration across the seas. First, trading throughout Europe demonstrated a very profitable means of income for every nation, but the slow travel routes motivated the exploration of a new path to the desired destination. Trading had also provided the means of colonization because of the motivated exploration of new land. The development and advancement of new technologies had encouraged exploration because of the desire to demonstrate and test the new technologies such as the compass and gunpowder. The use of gunpowder had consequently improved the desire to trade as well. The improvement of technologies such as shipbuilding and mapmaking had provided the ability, once not available, to colonized and explore the seas.
The Sepoy Rebellion occurred during British control of India. The East India Company enforced its economic dominance and political authority with sepoys, a name for Indian soldiers. However, these sepoys revolted in 1857. Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India.
The European expansion into the Western Hemisphere in the 15th and 16th centuries was a great advance for human civilization. Three reasons was an advancement of the human race is that it laid the groundwork for changed politics, new economy and created views on other cultures. This is important because the expansion of the Europeans into the Western hemisphere was one of a kind at the time. The expansion brought new people, culture and ideas and that and this laid the groundwork for a new government. Another reason this is an advancement is that it expanded the economic system this is important because it made more people rich. Socially, the expansion into the Western hemisphere made the settlers create concepts of superiority and views on other cultures. In conclusion, the European expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries had positive effects on the human race.
For this investigation, the question “How did naval advancements change the Civil War?” will be discussed and the solutions to that question. In American History, the Civil War is considered a big turning point for the people. All throughout the Civil War, many advancements in technology were made. These advancements gave people more jobs, and helped advance the economy as well. The majority of the advancements were made with the naval resources. Earlier in the Civil War, there were only a select few battleships belonging to the Union. As the Civil War progressed, both the Confederate’s and Union put more time and effort into their naval needs. Because they focused on naval needs, the people developed the ironclads, torpedoes, submarines, steam engines, rams, and better overall battleships.
Native Americans started using the bow and arrow in 500AD. Native Americans started using them, for hunting to be effortless and quick. One of the main reasons they decided to use bow and arrow was because they saw that that was a way more efficient than the spear. Not only, but bow and arrows actually used less material than spears. With time, Native Americans started boosting the device, just like: poisoned arrows, small bows, etc.
Innovative weaponry had a large impact on the Revolutionary War. A weapon is a tool designed to inflict bodily harm or physical damage. During the Revolutionary War weapons had to be improved to insure victory. There was a variety of weapons used by the British and the Americans in the Revolutionary War. The innovation of weapons in the Revolutionary War was important, including the Brown Bess, the invention or rifling, and the Kentucky Rifle.
The technological development of heavy artillery in World War 1 was the most significant and it has the largest impact on the present day. Firstly, the heavy artillery that was used in World War 1 helped change how wars were fought from then on. In World War 1, many European countries used cavalry and other uses of horses because of how wars were previously fought. However, approximately 8 million horses were killed due to the new technology that was used in World War 1. The efficiency of the heavy artillery and the craters that the shells formed made horses useless which led to horses not being used in more modern wars. Secondly, the idea behind heavy artillery is still used in more modern wars. The Soviet Union and the United States of America