I. The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce A. The Italian Renaissance 1. The Renaissance moves Northward- Renaissance faded in Italy and moved north. Which began the Northern Renaissance. 2. Changes in technology and family- New technology was introduced and family structure started to change. a. Northern humanists were more religious, they tried to mix secular with Christian devotion. This also caused political change. Yet it was not that impactful. The poor were barely affected, the economic life stayed mostly the same. b. Due to new contacts in trading they improved pulleys, pumps in mines. As well as the introduction of printing. As for the families it changed to European style families. People got married later which emphasized the importance of the relationship. Along with most people not being able to …show more content…
Enlightenment Thought and popular culture 1. Ongoing Change in commerce and manufacturing- This was a time of changes in popular cultural and intellectual life. 2. Innovation and instability- Various changes occurring during this time came together in the Western civilization. a. Westerners started to buy processed foods, there was an increase in paid professional entertainment. Agriculture also started to change. They left behind the Middle Age way of farming and they were now draining swamps to add more land, along with spreading the potato. Now enlightened leaders were promoting the potato. This helped increased manufacturing and capitalism began to spread. This was the start of the Industrial Revolution. These changes helped the population and changed their way of life. b. They started to have stronger governments who supported agricultural changes. This helped the population to grow. The changes in popular beliefs were replaced with economic structures. Such as changes in the family and roles of the children. Now children had less restraint from adults and were shown worth as an individual, they had parental love, and careful
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Between 1450 and 1750, political, economic, and artistic changes affected Western Europe. The European feudal government transformed into absolute and parliamentary monarchies, and nation-states. Economically, feudalism slowly altered due to the high demands in commercial activities primarily caused by the Age of Exploration and the introduction of new economic methods like capitalism and mercantilism. The religiously centered art of the fifteenth century became humanistic and earthly primarily because of the Renaissance and the age of Enlightenment. The changes in politics, economics, and the arts between 1450 and 1750 were beneficial for Europe, allowing the civilization to become modernized and able to adapt to outside implications.
...oods in the market place. The market increased vastly, becoming more efficient with cheaper transportation and economic specialization. Industrialization impacted the meaning of work and changed the ways of time management. Urbanization mainly evolved in the northeastern states, which help the states to become more into urban cities showing and improving on communication and industrialization. Though this was great for the Americans it did affect the Native Americans and African slaves in a negative light. Even though it had ups and downs from different point of views the market revolution changed and improved how our economy is today.
Around this time, living standard began to rise more dramatically. This meant that fertility increased while mortality decreased, leading to an overall larger families and higher population. Technology also was increasing much faster than before due to the return for human capital increased. Real wages for a longer living population increased, and along with increased technological advancement, meant that families could invest more into their children. More could afford to send their children to school, and thus feeding into the quickened pace of technological advancement. Another aspect is the falling fertility after the initial surge as families see that their children are surviving more, so they do not need to have nine kids and expect only three to survive. Now they can have two kids and both are likely to grow up. This regime was the transition between the Malthusian model where everything is constant, and the Modern regime that we have
The most dramatic changes in family life took place among those with wealth and status, where a change in economic circumstances was reflected by a drastic change in family structure. Other groups' family lives reflected their circumstances during this time period just as much, meaning that they did not fundamentally change in the same ways. All families were affected by the economic transformation in one way or another, but overall every family group continued to reflect their particular economic and social circumstances.
...ultural shift from ancient to modern culture by the effects of the industrial revolution which has lost the value of humanity. Modernization has a huge impact on humans’ life. On the one hand, it changed our life by making things easier. On other hand, it is destroying it by isolating people from the world, giving them less opportunity to interact with each other and the ability to create a new generation. Furthermore, it is separating humans from nature by making them live away from nature, and damaging their health by pollution and artificial things that are produced. As well, it has created diversity among the people by dividing them into classes based on gender and socioeconomic status. So, this cultural shift from ancient to modern has a huge influence on human life, and it remains to see how much the industrial revolution over time will influence society.
Family structure was different for their generation as well. Divorce was not nearly as common, people stuck together through thick and thin. Men were mostly responsible for bringing home the money to support the family. Women didn’t need to work because one income was plenty for the family. Taxes were lower then and People the didn’t lust over material items as much as society does today. Women were the ones who stayed home with the children and nurtured the family that was their responsibility. Quality time with family seemed more important in their generation than most see it today.
Slavery ended but there were still labor. Factory workers were forced to work in harsh conditions and were paid a low sum of money. The economy boomed because it was much easier to produce good. With the goods that were produced they were able to profit from it. The Population increase in the industrial revolution due to the increase of food supplies. More types of raw good were produced and traded with other nations. Women were not able to work while men were allowed to earned wages.Children were working in dangerous sitiutatosn, but eventually children were able to stop working.
factories instead of at home. With factories being built in the cities, people started to leave the
The time period from 1350-1600 CE was one of the most important phases in the evolution from the dark ages into what would eventually become what we currently see in our daily lives. Some of the most important alterations include: Constantine slowly influencing a change from Paganism to Christianity, the Papal evolution and everything it brought along with it, and finally the Enlightenment mentality that caused shifts in government and the warfare that was a byproduct of that change. All and all, these milestone events helped people to take the first steps into the creation of the Industrial Era.
Industrialization prompted a change in life and working styles. Many people, including the young, left the farms to work in factories; this process led to the dissolution of many extended families. Instead of being forced to stay home because of the need to assist with farm work or family business tasks, young people had the freedom to explore their own paths. Women, instead of being relegated to domestic tasks were now granted an opportunity to earn an income, even if it was significantly less than that earned by male counterparts.
At this time, many different technologies were invented to help the people with easier life; especially, household items. Household items got more advance and helped save a lot of time of housework. For example, before the invention of washing machine, people washed their cloth by hand with some tool, and its could along time. During this time, family had around five children or more, so washing all family cloths can take many hours. With the invention of washing machine, people could wash their cloths much faster than they use to do. Other technologies like the washing machine, vacuum, toaster, and oven helped housewives to clean their house or cooking much faster then they use to be. Many housewives had more freed time due to the new technologies. A lot of them started to go outside the house and explore because now they had the time to do it. They started to see that there are a lot of products out there just for women, and that make them want it. Before there were very little produce for women because most of the time the person doing shopping were men and women just stay home almost all the time. Many house could get a part time jobs to help buy the things they want because of the new technologies they had a lot of free time in he
... increased. Hiring adults decreased the profit for the factory and most adult workers couldn’t fit into the small spaces in-between the machinery. The only option was child labour. Their rights as well as the rights of the adult workers were improved with the passing of the Factory Act. The sudden concentration of workers in cities caused diseases to spread. Diseases were being transferred from human to human in the cramped living spaces and spread by water or animals such as rats. In 1848 when the Public Health Act was passed, it created a Board of Health in each city to look after and stop the spread of diseases. The Industrial Revolution may have caused many problems which meant Acts and laws had to be passed (and then monitored, regulated and enforced created more work for the government of the day), but without them, we wouldn’t have many of today’s luxuries.
This saw a shift from the traditional hunter and gather lifestyle to a much less mobile society. This was mainly caused by the creation of permanent settlements. With the rise of permanent settlements societies as a whole would greatly change. First, with the rise of settlements and farming meant that people didn’t have to move around and could form big communities while stile being able to stay in the same place. This led to a population boom, which then had a significant affect on the creation of villages and even small cities. This then caused the first creation of laws and government, this would be pivotal in changing society as people now were ruled by a central authority such as a kings or queen who would dictate how people acted. One of the first examples of early civilizations with this type of central power was the kingdom of Mesopotamia, which saw the rise of the first cities with governments, which had laws and codes. This in effect had a huge impact on society as with the rise of central authority came the creation of a class structure, which grouped different people by their authority and wealth. Someone’s class structure would be one of the defining characteristics of that person in society and therefore very