Influence On Western Civilization

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The western civilization also known as western culture is a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political system, and specific artifacts and technology. There were many ideas that were influenced and developed in the western civilization. The western culture had influenced change throughout the world. Western civilization began in Ancient Greece and Rome. It started to form as a civilization in Europe based on highly populated cities. The ideas of how western civilization influenced the twentieth century from the religion, philosophies, the industrial revolution, and to the government. These ideas have helped the growth of the twentieth century.
The first idea that western civilization influenced
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One of the key components of the government that was developed was democracy. Democracy is a system of government by the whole population of all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. The structure of the government for the Greeks were: monarchy (ruled by a king), oligarchy (ruled by landowning aristocrats), tyranny (ruled by one man who seized power), and democracy (ruled by the people). Cleisthenes was an aristocrat that secured democratic government in Athens. The form of democracy has evolved the ability of the people to be heard all over the world. Democracy allowed other parties to be heard when they thought differently of political points that are trying to be made in their country. The growth of democracy has continued into the twentieth…show more content…
The Industrial Revolution was a period when the development of technology. The beginning of the Industrial Revolution occurred in Britain in 1760s. Britain was able to develop multiple types of technology that changed the way of production. The first type of technology that was developed was the cotton industry. During the development of the cotton industry, inventors were learning that factories were able to increase the amount of production and reducing the cost of production. Before factories were created, production of cotton was done in homes. Once factories were created, cotton spinning was done in factories and were operated by men. The first invention for cotton was done by John Kay, who invented the flying shuttle. The flying shuttle was able to help workers produce faster by the spinner being faster. Soon after that invention, James Hargreaves created the spinning jenny in 1768. This machine allowed the workers to operate several spindles at a time. As time progressed, inventions continued to be made such as the spinning mule that was created in 1779 by Samuel Crompton. This invention was powered by human and later powered by animals and water. The changes continued to be made until 1785 and the creation of the power loom, which was created by Edmund Cartwright. These developments have increased the amount of labor by
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