There was an increase wealth in farmer class. At the early period, there is a dramatic expansion of farmland and increase in population due to the irrigation projects that government carried out and the invention of new farming tools. There were guidebooks published to teach farmers how to produce crops more efficiently. Farmers began to sell their surplus to market. There was also a class of wealthy merchants with considerable capital came into existence due to vibrant commercial activities at the late Edo period due to the expansion of commerce and the growing productivity of agriculture.
After the crusades, Medieval Europe reached a major turning point. Not only were there new ideas and technological improvements all around, but a revolution in commerce and trade lead to a lessening of feudalism and the growth of towns. Before this turning point, many people were serfs, people who went unpaid and worked hard every day, and where everything they owned was not theirs, but their lord’s. After this major turning point, however, improvements in agriculture meant that people were able to grow more food than they needed, and people were able to trade their surplus of food for goods they needed. This growth in trade consequently led to a growth in towns, a place where people could live and buy/trade goods.
The agricultural revolution paved a path for the industrial revolution to take place. After 1700, people approached the same task, but in a different manner. Making it easier to feed the population, benefit from profitable trading, and the little drastic changes. Technologies, livestock, and global economy evolved throughout the years. Corn and potatoes grew to become staple crops of Britain.
The step he made when traveling with his crew to the Americas changed the world that they lived in for good. The opportunities in America advanced Europe's society because they had new cultures to trade with and a variety of resources that would improve it's economy. Columbus’ journey provided a unique opportunity of exposure to new people, which helped the peoples of Europe to become more cultured. Because of the new sea routes discovered, trade could expand to farther places. The Europeans were making money off of cash crops planted in the fertile land, which helped them to become more powerful.
The Agricultural Revolution had led to an increased food production and increased population overall in England (Beck). This resulted in people from the country side moving into the city to work for wages, which led to an increase in demand for products such as clothing. These items of clothing were made by the textile industry. The cottage system was responsible for this -The cottage system served as transition from rural to industrial economy, this system relied on wage labor and a market to buy and sell raw materials such as cotton and clothes- however this system could not keep up with the demand of the increasing population. Another factor that supports the theory as to why The Industrial Revolution took place in England and not another country was that Britain had an abundant amount of iron and coal resources which allowed for the making and powering of new machines such as the locomotive and steam-powered machinery used
Lineage exogamy means that lineage members must look for their marriages partners in other lineages. This kind of lineage helps both couples have a new alliance and expand into something larger. Ever since the Neolithic Revolution the human population has increased due to the growth of food production and the number of kids a family of farming culture wants. Evolution has made this become a crucial part of being human by protecting the people of this generation better. For Havilland states, "To protect their settlement against floods and associated mudflows, as well as invadors,
As their civilization began to expand they had to adapt to an agricultural lifestyle. They built extraordinary pyramids and even built artificial islands to add more land for the citizens and crop growers. There are two turning points in Aztec civilization. One turning point is when they truly became a great society through
The appearance of the railroad in the early 19th century created a revolution in the transportation for the development of the economy and the society. This invention, eventually, also brought a lot of outcomes as well as disadvantages for the people living near the routes and the stations. First of all, the railroad system increased the carrying capacity and reduced the shipping cost. Not only people near the stations received this benefit but also the rural area where the railroad system reached. “Railroads provided a quick, scheduled, and year-round mode of transportation.
Cultural changes could be seen everywhere and the politics had a strong influence in the industrial revolution. Before, people lived and worked on farms. Goods were made by hand and animals provided power. During this time, however people left the past behind, and a new middle class was created, consisting of industrialists and businessmen.Workers left their farms and moved to work in the cities. It was around this time that the concept of urbanisation was created.
Through all the struggles in the Medieval period, technology enhanced which made farming easier for peasants. The adoption of the heavy plow made farming efficient and profitable for everyone. With farming becoming easy it helped the economy grow and become steady. Development made food supply rise, “Technology improvements like the heavy plow, the shoulder collar for the horses, metal horseshoes, and more efficient water and windmills contributed to the jump in the food supply.” (Document B). Heavy plow wasn’t the only technology item they had back then to help produce a