The gap between the rich and the poor was larger than ever, and homelessness was on the rise as cities became extremely dense and overpopulated. Britain didn’t want this surplus population to go to waste, so the colonization of Africa was a good excuse to export these people so that they could help in taking over Africa. Overall, the reason for Britain’s colonization campaign for Africa was to show superiority to other nations, for natural recourses, and oversight on African trades. It’s clear that they were driven by economic and strategic
This era includes only 300 years, but some profound and long-lasting changes occurred. The western hemisphere came into continued contact with the eastern hemisphere. Technological innovations, strengthened political organization, and economic prosperity all contributed to this change that completely altered world trade patterns. Technological advancements and willingness of political leaders to invest in it meant that sea-based trade became much more important. Relative power and prosperity of Europe increased dramatically during this time in comparison to empires in the longer-established civilization areas but, Europe did not entirely eclipse powerful empires in Southwest Asia, Africa, and East Asia.
The most important event in history: Industrial Revolution Context The industrial revolution was the most important, which started around the eighteenth century towards the nineteenth century in Europe. This great event was the fastest spreading event in human history. The capacity of economy and population growth was unexpected especially at the areas in which it flourished. The industrial revolution benefited almost everyone around the world and brought about new social classes, large cities and many new innovations including medical discoveries especially in Britain as it based it is scientific innovations on experiments and practical work rather than theories and logic. Introduction The industrial revolution was the cause of many social,
Jefferson action was considered to be one of his greatest achievements of the third president. Afterward of the purchase has a great result on American society, doubled the size of previous US territory allow the westward expansion “Lewis and Clark expedition”. “The Lewis and Clark expedition” help America expand into different lands. They had full control over the Ports of New Orlean and the Mississippi River, which help the farmer ship their goods in a faster trading routes help the US commerce in their domestic policies.Originally, the constitution states nothing about the president power to be able to purchase land. However, Thomas Jefferson action of purchasing Louisiana allows the American society and its economy to flourish, without this action, the US wouldn't have become as
The Africans who were transported through the trans Atlantic weren’t treated as humans but as goods. When the millions of Africans were torn away from their home, the population of Africans decreased dramatically, while violence increased this resulted in the dying of cultures like
Introduction The Black Death, swept across Europe in the late 1340, was one of the most fatal epidemics in the history. It should be noted that the name ‘Black Death’ was created in later ages. Contemporaries didn’t have specific name for it but called it ‘plague’ or ‘epidemic’. The Black Death arrived in the ports of Europe first in 1347, and soon spread in all directions in the next three years, and brought immediate death to victims. The breakout of the Black Death was considered as punishment from god, but this essay will explore three main factors which create a specific circumstance for breakout and spread of the Black Death.
After the start of industrial revolution, European economy dramatically grew and their demands for new markets, new materials, labors promptly increased, which caused colonial expansion. An superiority of the whites over other groups also emerged from that (Hobsbawm, 70). Therefore, when small and weak countries fell under control of European empires and became their colonies, the indigenous not only were forced to give up their freedom but also human rights. The Haitian revolution, therefore lighted up a belief about independence for those people and for their own
Ghana had offered a direct route major European markets. This makes it easier for Blue Skies to employ freight services to conveniently reach its consumers. The cost of freight services to Europe is relatively cheaper thus, cost-wise, it was prudent to settle with Ghana. With regards to inputs and government incentives, Ghana produced larger quantities of pineapple for export. Though countries like Ivory Coast and Costa Rica exported more, Ghana was the leader in the air-freight export business.
While Europe was plagued with diseases and constant warfare, Islamic kingdoms in Africa were prospering. After the fall of the Kingdom of Ghana, the Mali Empire rose to dominate Western Africa. It became one of the most prominent states in the Islamic world, in large part due to Musa Keita I. Considered to be one of the richest people to ever live, he has been credited with making the Mali Empire a cultural center in the Islamic world. Musa’s pilgrimage to Mecca, which not only was one of the grandest journeys in history but also had a significant influence on numerous kingdoms and the spread of Islam in Africa.
INTRODUCTION In Southern Africa, a city is defined as “a rather permanent and highly organized centre of population, of greater size or importance than a town or village” (Ayokunde 2005). Cities have turned into the economic engines of most countries, in some cases accounting for up to 80% of the gross national product (GNP). Positive social change takes place faster in the city. There is usually better health, higher literacy, more diverse employment options and greater equality between men and women. Although, there is also difficulty in defining a city, as cities are not only defined on the basis of population size but also administrative or legislative function, such as Cape Town in South Africa.