Many of the people of England had been dissatisfied with the Catholic church. The citizens of England believed that the Catholic Church 's officials were abusing their power for political gain. Plus, many members of Henry VIII 's court saw a potential split from the Catholic church as politically advantageous. One of the major effects on England after Henry VIII broke from the Catholic church was the diffusing of the religious power in England that had previously been
The plague then started to infect thousands and thousands until 35% of Europe’s population was deceased. This reduced the world population in total to seventy-five to one hundred million people. Massive loss of life was caused. For a short time war stopped and trade declined. Many of the serfs died, so the remaining ones demanded higher wages.
The church taught that all acts of fornication was sinful and as a response, the public would humiliate people challenging the sexual norms. Under Virginia law, fornicators were subject to a fine or whipping. Early Virginians were accustomed to the traditional religious concept of fornication, viewing it as an “egregious form of sinful behavior that required atonement by men and women.” (Pagan. Pg. 128) However, many Virginian officials were more concerned in the economic issues that would arise due to bastardly and in protecting the rights of men than worrying about all sinners.
This also lead to protestant reformation when the church really lost it’s power(Green). People started to rely on the church a lot less and instead decided to make groups based on different beliefs and ultimately changed the culture of the people during the black death. During the plague, because of the deaths that happened people also created many groups and movements that changed the culture of the people. These people started to rise up in the year 1348. These people tried to appeal to god by committing different acts for the forgiveness of god.
The ideas of the Protestant reformation of the 1500’s had been in the minds of peasants for years because of the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church. Many people felt the clergy (church members) had taken advantage of the people, by becoming wealthy while the people were poor and hungry. There was also a rising sense of nationalism in Europe, that combined with the anger of the economic and political demands made by the Church, further angered the people. The church was spending money in many ways. The Pope was competing for political power in Italy, and had to fight off invasions from other countries.
During the fourteenth century, religion was one of the most important aspects of the daily lives of Europeans. When the Black Death struck, most people blamed the church for the plague because they had thought that everyone who sinned brought God’s wrath on humanity and their sins. Religious believers turned to prayer to be healed, however, when that had no effect, flagellation became common. The Flagellants were the most extreme religious group to emerge during the plague. Medieval people would walk the streets and towns whipping themselves and inflicting self-mutilation as punishment for their sins by imitating Jesus’ pain that he bore in hopes that it would put an end to the plague.
During the early sixteenth century the Church began to experience loss of respect and many challenges due to the corruption within the church. Many began to think the church was dying. This would cause the reformation. Throughout the age of reformation, the political and social spheres of Europe were also significantly affected, as well as the religious movement, through Martin Luther, the printing press, and the opinions of the people. The reformation is often viewed as a religious movement, yet it also affected the political and social aspects of Europe as well.
For example, in Document 3, it includes,"In 1381, some 35 years after the Black Death had swept through Europe decimating over one third of the population, there was a shortage of people left to work the land...Recognizing the power of ‘supply and demand’, the remaining peasants began to re-evaluate their worth and subsequently demanded higher wages and better working conditions." This proves that the Plague caused more revolts by peasants because when a lot of people died, there weren't many people to be serfs or peasants, therefore they realized that without them, Europe would not function efficiently. They realized that they are worthy and that they should have more wages and better conditions. For example, it was like a few gas station employees wanting to strike because their manager wasn't paying them enough. As they wanted more wages they started revolts against the government and the lords and as they protested the government realized that they we in trouble.
Especially in the south, were many plantation owners lost their workforce. They would now either be forced to pay their laborers or sell their farms, neither of which they were partial to. Out of this came sharecropping, where landowners gave laborers a house, and land, in exchange for a share of their crops. However this system had many issues, the laborers were almost always African Americans with no savings to buy tools, which they would need to buy from the landowners, putting them in debt, and making it difficult for them to become independent. Another result of the end of the war was the Depression of 1873, which raised the unemployment rate to 15% and created greater tensions among the working class in the United States.
One of the effects of the Reformation was The Protestant Reformation and this was the breakdown of authority and power of the Catholic Church. It happened with the causes of the plague called the Black Death and the Renaissance( Humanism and Secularism). This began on October 31,1517 with Martin luther being one of the most important people throughout all this. *** The kind of impact it had was wars erupted on Europe between Catholics and Protestants. And at the same time leaders try to break from the century old grip of the Catholic Church.
The rise and fall of the Populist party all started when farmers from all over the nation gathered together and addressed some common problems that they were facing. Farmers were stuck in a bad economic cycle. Prices for their crops were falling, and unfortunately farmers often had to mortgage their farms so that they could buy more land and produce more crops in order to “flourish”. There was very little suitable land to farm and cultivate and banks were foreclosing on the mortgages of farmers who could not make the payments on their loans. Moreover, the railroads were being taken advantage of farmers by charging excessive prices for shipping and storage.
In the early 1500s there were both economic and religious causes of German peasants revolts along with negative and positive responses to these rebellions. Germany in the early 1500s was fragmented by religion and social class. Revolts among the lower classes became relevant after the Renaissance, the posting of Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517, and after the Edict and Diet of Worms in 1521. Since the idea of humanism and the formation of the Protestant branch of religion, the peasants of Germany were dissatisfied with their religious and economic lives which led to revolts. As a result, several world leaders opinionated their different views which consisted of wether the rebellions in Germany were harmful or beneficial to the community.
Because of the little money the farmers were making many were forced to leave and find work elsewhere. One-fourth of the people who lived in the Dust Bowl left the region. Many of them had skills beyond farming, and when they didn’t find work they suffered extreme poverty. (UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters. Ed.