Introduction The research project I will be talking about is The Black Death also commonly known as the Bubonic Plague that happened in the 14th century in Medieval Europe. It was harmful to the people and the economy of Europe. The Black Death caused many people to die starting from China all the way to Europe resulting in a decrease in the economy and the armed forces. Originated The Black Death originally came from Central Asia during the 1338s and made its way to China and Italy by 1346. It then infected the Black Sea Port in Kaffa by 1347 and went to China westward traveling through the Silk Road.
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. The Black Death killed 1/2-3/1 population of Europe and caused a sharp rise of death rates, which affected European economy from different aspects. As economist Gregory Clark points out, anything caused the rise of the death rate increased wealth per head of population. It seems the Black Death in European set a good example. The improvement of Living standards in European during 1350-1600 attributed to the
The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
All throughout history, new political systems have risen out of the ashes of their predecessors, but all of these systems are destined to fail eventually. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread all through Europe in the Middle Ages, causing destruction on everything, particularly the social order of feudalism. Feudalism was a system of loyalties and obligations amongst the different social classes that kept order in Europe for several centuries. The feudal system was reinforced by the beliefs and philosophies of the church as well as the laws created by those in power. The Black Death wiped out a high percentage of the population of Europe contributing to the deterioration of the ties that held the feudal system together.
Crisis and Disintegration in the Fourteenth Century During the 14th century, Europe underwent several crises which played major effects on the European Society. One of these events included the bubonic plague or the Black Death, one of the most notorious epidemic plagues to cause a major crisis in Europe. Due to the stability in Europe at the time, successful trades with other countries led to many flea-infested rats invading Europe while carrying the bubonic plague, causing the huge spread. In addition, the “little ice age”, a time where there was a decrease in the overall temperature and storms, also played an affect on the famine and population. Without a doubt, the bubonic plague and “little ice age” led to famine, social upheaval, and a revolution in medicine during the fourteenth century.
The multitude of workers trapped within the inferno to their demise was the final straw for the mistreatment of America’s workers. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire led to imperative reforms that sought for adequate conditions for workers and the advent of the Progressive Era. (Source 2). The United States was in the middle of the Second Industrial Revolution at the beginning of the twentieth century. Many of the rural population migrated into cities for jobs, while immigrants from Europe also added to the growth of the cities.
It could bury a house like a snow storm. Everyone was going under in 1934. Property values declined 90%. The most horrifying storm of them all happened in 1935, and was forever remembered as Black Sunday. The dust storm was like a mountain mowing through.
The Black Death was one of the most devastating epidemics to hit Europe, and affected the dynamics of society in many ways. The best way to understand how the Black Death really affected society is to look at the writings and art from that time period. The writings from Jean de Venette express’s how many people felt about the plague during that time and makes it easier
During the mid-fourteenth century, a plague hit Europe. Initially spreading through rats and subsequently fleas, it killed at least one-third of the population of Europe and continued intermittently until the 18th century. There was no known cure at the time, and the bacteria spread very quickly and would kill an infected person within two days, which led to structural public policies, religious, and medical changes in Europe. The plague had an enormous social effect, killing much of the population and encouraging new health reforms, it also had religious effects by attracting the attention of the Catholic Church, and lastly, it affected the trade around Europe, limiting the transportation of goods. As a response to the plague that took place
It is said that the plague went to Europe many times and that it got into Europe from trade routes in waves from Asia, it came in the waves because the climate instability affected the population of rodents that were infected with the fleas that carried the plague. The plague were grouped lumps near the area of lymph. The mortality rate since the Black Death varied from place to place, for example areas like the duchy of Milan, Flanders and Béarn seem to have overcome the plague easily, but areas like Tuscany, Aragon, Catalonia and Languedoc were seriously affected. Towns
When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived. Some of the farmers managed to actually farm the areas of the drought, but once the storms arrived
Because of this, the American Civil War and the Second World War are very similar in the economic consequences that came about with the war. With the Civil war came many changes to America’s economy, specifically to her transportation and labor systems. While the United States’ transportation sector changed positively, the labor system did not, since the loss of slaves took its toll on the South’s economy. Overall, America’s economy changed so much from 1865 to 1880 that the effects can still be seen
The Middle Ages was a period of time in between the age of technology and the Fall of Western Rome. It was generally known as the Dark Ages, as it was a time of stress and confusion for both rich and poor. Without an emperor controlling them, the feudal system was created because it was thought to create order. After all, it is simply putting different people where they belong, but this was not the case, fighting and disease started to spread throughout Western Europe. One of the most popular diseases in Western Europe was the Black Death.
Throughout American society, Women have been downgraded in the face of men. In america’s past, women were seen purely as housewives, and had no place in a higher position. Today women have many more rights, putting them on much more equal terms as men. With this, women have shown their capabilities and their worth to society, leading its progression, and proving that the arguments of the anti-suffrage movement were initially the opposite of what women could really do. The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society.