Throughout history there have been many major turning points, which have greatly it affected the world. Two major turning points of the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. The Renaissance was the revival of classical culture and the beginning of new progress to be made in the world. It got Europe of the Dark Ages and marked the start of a new era. The Renaissance created a large sphere of cultural influence around Europe, which affected the world for hundreds of years.
The Dawn of Magnificent Europe After Europe passed through the disastrous ‘age of darkness’, there were complete changes of methods and social conditions. These revolutionary changes happened between the 14th and the 16th century, and signaled the beginning of the ‘Modern Age’ of Europe. This significant revolution, known as ‘The Renaissance’, was begun in Florence, Northern Italy, because Italy was located in a geographically strategic location, where the center of trade existed. Since there were a great number of merchants and people from other continents passing through the Mediterranean, Italy started to become a place where people shared their ideas without being prejudiced. However, the Renaissance in fact, also brought a lot of substitutions,
The Italian Renaissance marks the end of the Middle Ages, and was born out of a rapidly evolving society. The Italian Renaissance had roots in Romanesque and Byzantine traditions. The term renaissance means “rebirth” and marked the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the modern world. Many famous artists came from the Italian Renaissance, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The Italian Renaissance laid the foundation for Western values and traditions (Web Museum).
The Renaissance Beginning And Progress Of The Renaissance Edited By: R. A. Guisepi Fourteenth To Sixteenth Century The Italian Renaissance had placed human beings once more in the center of life's stage and infused thought and art with humanistic values. In time the stimulating ideas current in Italy spread to other areas and combined with indigenous developments to produce a French Renaissance, an English Renaissance, and so on. The term Renaissance, literally means "rebirth" and is the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of such potentially powerful innovations as paper, printing, the mariner's compass, and gunpowder. To the scholars and thinkers of the day, however, it was primarily a time of the revival of classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation.
Few historians at work today know the age of sail better. Virtues on display here - eloquence, empathy, erudition - is characteristic. His previous books dealt with social history of commercial sailors, the Golden Age of piracy and revolutionary politics in Atlantic port cities. In each of these books, Rediker presents the growth of commercial capitalism in late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as a turning point in the creation of the modern world and in transforming the workplace. Enhancing exchange networks Atlantic sparked into life growing merchant marine, whose work has made developing economies to go, although they benefited little from the new economy and suffered from his works.
All of history has been determined through a serious of economic, social, and political causes. After the Industrial Revolution the nations of Europe had advanced their industries and economy vastly. They turned to the rest of the world looking for raw materials and a new market to trade with. Thus, the colonization of Africa and other less-developed nations began, and is referred to as new imperialism. The Europeans asserted their dominance over these less-developed areas for economic reasons, but also to spread European customs and heighten the sense of pride they had in their nation.
Back in the first half of the 19th century, the United States was experiencing drastic economic and social changes. It was a time that individual’s social class was largely determined by his or her racial identity, with the whites at the top of the hierarchy, playing dominant roles of the ambitious era, which was making an eager call for the Westward Expansion. The huge tracts of fertile land and abundant natural resources in the West drew more than much attention from the ever growing Eastern population. Many decided to go and seek economic opportunities westward. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution and the developments in public transportation, the large-scale migration was made possible.
There was a constant customer calling for transportation of men and supplies. There was ship building and commerce going on in the eastern ware in Europe. The economy was gained to a financial high when the Crusades made its way to Europe. Even though the crusades were just Christian campaigns fought, it still took a toll on the economy more than people would of thought. It’s said that the first crusade created Latin states on the holy land.
In the years preceding the transportation revolution (1820-1850) innovations in transportation technology were emerging and becoming more and more prominent throughout the United States. As a result, the federal government poured millions into the nation’s interregional transportation systems by funding projects such as the National Road in 1808 and the construction of the Erie Canal (Completed in 1825) in hopes of stimulating the young nation’s economy as well as expanding its frontiers. Federal funding coupled with these emerging technologies set the United States up for the transportation revolution. The introduction and increased use of steam boats, locomotives, and roads had varying regional effects throughout the United States which could be seen in the social and economical changes each region experienced due to the transportation revolution. The innovations in transportation technologies brought forth an era of economic prosperity in the United States while strengthening the belief of sectionalism amongst Americans.