The establishment of global empires from 1850-1950 has truly shaped the world into what it is today. With powerful militaries, persuasive politicians, and determined missionaries, the West had major influence in African and Asian nation-states. Their control amongst these territories not only affected the people in them but people native to other, surrounding nations. That’s how strong of an influence the West had. All of the imperial powers changed the societies they ruled into a more modernized state, bringing them closer to the rest of the world economically, politically, and culturally.
From a hard life in Britain, to the tough ship voyage, early settlers didn't have it easy. When settlers came to explore and settle in America their lives were changed. The land, weather, and Native people were different. The early settlers brought their traditions, like clothing and religion, they also brought diseases and new language. They had to find more efficient ways of living, settlers had to do things they never had to in Europe and this changed America for the better.
The most important points were, “For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent” (National Archives). The King had the ability to control the empires he ruled, however, the colonists had no say in the creation of laws that were placed on them. The phrase “No taxation without representation” was largely used during the mid-1700’s and this problem became a major factor for the colonies who were wanting independence.
The United States participation in the Great War changed America in many ways. The first major change was the sense of being American. For the first time people had an overwhelming since of patriotism as well as nationalism. This is very important as we move forward in time. In many ways the United States was more united than ever, but their was also some problems that arose.
The Industrial Revolution was period in which society moved away from traditional methods of producing goods to more modern, industrialized, and innovative means of production. The Industrial Revolution not only influenced production methods and urbanized many areas but also revolutionized the art world. The rapid change in technology and quality of life allowed artists to focus more on expressing themselves through more advanced and modern means rather than traditional ones. With this major change in quality of life came different movements through the 1800s which evolved art. One of the most influential pieces of technology that came from the Industrial Revolution which impacted art was the invention of the camera.
Industrialization was the key to the modern United States. Immigrants, who migrated from their countries and came to America to seek a new life. The United States was known as the Gilded Age. This came to be from the experiences of workers and residents in New York City, or urban cities. As industrialization provided many benefits and interests to America’s era, it resulted in many risks and losses.
The Navigation Acts were acts that forced English colonies to send all produced goods strait, and only, to England, and prohibited any smuggling. The English colonies were technically not allowed to produce their own goods or buy from anywhere other than Britain, only buy them from England at a higher price so that their industry and economy would be built up again from debt and unemployment due to the ending of the war. This poor treatment due to England coming over to fight for us set the foundation for what would one day lead us to become independent. Of course many colonists weren’t going to heed to everything that England commanded, white men and even women were standing up for their rights. For example the Daughters of Liberty were a group of ladies dedicated to boycotting British goods and producing
They were becoming a global power, forcing them to take action on the world stage. This new global idea helped change American society and the American Dream. Furthermore, this shift to globalism changed the way Americans viewed themselves in the world. It changed America’s society because they were now
Throughout all of human history, advances in technology have sparked changes in society. From the stone tools of the early humans to today’s smartphones, technology has influenced history and helped shape the world to its current form. One historical period that featured significant advances in technology was the Industrial Revolution, which occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries (“Industrial Revolution” 615). During this period, much of Europe and the United States began to shift away from agriculture towards manufacturing, disrupting the existing economy and society and setting the stage for the modern world. Three technological advances of the Industrial Revolution that profoundly transformed American society were the cotton gin, which
The British impressed thousands of American sailors into the Royal Army, punishing Americans despite America’s state of sovereignty during Britain’s war with France. This blatant disrespect of America’s neutrality was a big factor in America’s decision to declare war against Britain. Furthermore, the British still kept the Orders in Council even after America passed several embargo policies hoping for change. The policies were ignored by the British and Americans were only harmed by Jefferson and Madison’s attempts for peace. Ultimately, the War of 1812 was due to Britain’s inability to respect America as a nation separate from the French and British