The advent of new technology that included the printing press contributed to the healthy development of the economy and industry. There was a new system of astronomy in the world of science and geography. Scientists were at the start of world exploration and the discovery of new continents like Africa and the Americas. Developments in music, art, philosophy, and literature complimented the developments in technology and innovation (Emison 2004). The Renaissance period was a great time to be born, and
In China, the Chinese had the Silk Road which helped other civilizations connect, share and trade their inventions and this led to cultural diffusion. Thanks to new writing systems, trade, and new rules, the River Valley Civilizations gained many advances to help build in prosperity, ideas, government, and
The development and advancement of new technologies had encouraged exploration because of the desire to demonstrate and test the new technologies such as the compass and gunpowder. The use of gunpowder had consequently improved the desire to trade as well. The improvement of technologies such as shipbuilding and mapmaking had provided the ability, once not available, to colonized and explore the seas. b. Religion had become increasingly important by the turn of the 16th century because of the desire and race to expand the religion.
This resulted in improved commerce throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and into Africa. The Pax Mongolia introduced many of the lasting effects still seen today. The Mongolians also improved commerce thru the Silk Road. This improvement made it possible to share more items and ideas. An important item shared was gunpowder of which was brought into Europe.
The trade of culture, goods, and ideas between the East and West built not only each land 's respective advancement in technology and as a society, but also the world as a whole. Marco Polo 's trek was a monumental stepping stone to the progression of the industrial eras and national growth of many nations around the world, both inside and outside of Europe and
Because of Columbus sailing to the Carribeans, a New World was discovered with unclaimed land. The British saw this unique opportunity presented in front of them and started to send their citizens. Most of the citizens were undesirables because Britain was having a problem with overpopulation. With Britain becoming a dominant presence in America, other nations started to see the lucrative possibilities and started to send their citizens there as well. However Great Britain was able to reign supreme simply because they were able to get there
During the 1800’s in America, the population grew very rapidly. There was especially a large number of immigrants from Europe. As the population and cities grew bigger so did the middle class. As the middle class grew the people in the upper middle class wanted to be able to have more privileges. There was also a lot of advances during this time.
After news and information of Columbus’s expedition spread across Europe faster than ever with Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, colonists saw several benefits of settling in the newly-discovered land and European exploration began to skyrocket. In 1493, European colonization of the New World quickly became the single goal of several countries, including Spain, France, and England. European Colonists finally acquired the necessary resources to explore the New World and decided to take action around 1497. According to Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty, Countries in Europe competed with each other in order to be regarded as the most superior and wealthiest nation along with having a high amount of national glory. (Eric Foner, ed., Give Me Liberty, 51).
This “meaningful life” focuses on philosophy, science, art, and education as a whole. With the focus on education, humanist ideas overall were able to provide starting ideas to shape modern art and education. To put in other words, numerous changes were made during the Renaissance. Undoubtedly the massive number of changes made cause people
The Age of Exploration, occurring in late 1400’s to the early 1600’s brought many new trade goods to Western Europe. Europe made many advances as a society, countries discovered new and exciting things, and trade boomed. The discoveries made in this age led to new connections that changed how Europeans saw the world. Without the Age of Exploration, even America as it is known would never have existed. Explorers went on thrilling, yet often dangerous, voyages, bringing back exotic goods to be later traded.
European civilizations expanded trade routes throughout China and Islam. They borrowed many goods such as gunpowder and wheelbarrow from China. However, Chinese and Muslim societies advanced farther. (Strayer, 490). The European advancements originated from Chinese accomplishments, but they slowly adopted advanced technologies.
Conflicts between the new and the old had rose in the decade of prosperity.The new technology of mass production and advertisement encouraged consumerism in the time period. Advertisers used new techniques in selling their product by introducing an ideal and associating their products to the ideal. However, the ideal of the advertisements contradicted with the traditional
KEY CONCEPT 2.3 The classical era trade networks increased the volume of long-distance trade. Land and water routes became the establishment for transregional trade, communication and exchange. (includes Eurasian Silk Roads, Trans-Saharan routes, Indian Ocean sea lanes, Mediterranean sea lanes, American trade routes). Foreign goods were encouraged by larger size of the post-classical empires. New technologies and the desire to spread universal religions also contributed to the changes between the two eras.
Colonial expansion of european nations into the western hemisphere or “New World”, was truly a time of social innovation. As New England saw an extensive amount of change in the 17th and 18th centuries, many developing factors were shaping the future of what we now know as Rhode Island. Specifically, the socio-political as well as economic factors which shaped the towns of Providence and Newport were powerful enough to influence the surrounding towns and eventually the entire state as we see it today. Providence and Newport had both grown in their own respective series of circumstance as well as influence each other greatly from the late 17th century until the end of the American Revolution. Providence and Newport had both began to form in