Cotton became the fabric of choice instead of wool, linen or silk. In this case the manufacturers of the other three may have had negative effects in their industries because they had competition but cotton was cheaper and easier to color. This gave people more affordable choices and industries a better way to make more money. Also the machines that came to be because of this part of the revolution lead to path for methods to be used in other areas like steam machines being used in boats. As a result cities grew faster and the economy was stronger.
Commercial goods can be transported across the country much easier than before. Anything from food to toys are easily delivered from one side of the country to the other. For most commuters, highways are taken for granted. Without highways, things like getting to and from work or visiting family may take much longer. People who work in cities would have to liv closer to their work, and therefore suburbs would be much less popular and
Sweatshops may exist in any country but are more commonly found in LEDC’s. Many of the clothes sold in retail outlets in MEDC’s are manufactured in factories in LEDC’s. In many industries, including the fashion industry, jobs have been lost in MEDC’s because goods and clothes can be produced (manufactured) cheaply and more efficiently in the poorer parts of the world. This is because manufacturing overseas is cheaper; the wages there are lower, due to lots of workers being available and there being no minimum wage. Therefore manufacturers make bigger profit.
Palmer goes on to writes “The cotton plant needs about 50 percent more water per season than hemp, which can grow with little irrigation…cotton uses more than four times as much water as hemp” (Palmer). Along with what Brian Palmer wrote, Kristoffer James right in his article “Why to Choose Hemp Over Cotton” writes “Cotton consumes 25% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of the world’s pesticides… Most hemp is grown without pesticides/insecticides” (James). Kristoffer James goes on to write “It takes about 1,400 gallons of water to produce just one pound of cotton… Hemp requires only half that” (James). Both Palmer and James show that
This new source of lumber is cheaper to harvest due to the massive quantities that allow the second manufacturer to stop buying the limited amount of lumber within its domestic market. Without having to worry about the high price and limited supply of lumber anymore, the second manufacturer can focus on what it does best, producing treated lumber. With more treated lumber in the domestic market, housing prices would start dropping as the price of treated
Before European settlers arrived, Indigenous peoples in North America utilized land in a way that somewhat planned for its continued use. This system largely succeeded because the indigenous peoples did not have a dense population and used land in a manner that preserved the diversity of species in the area (Steinburg, 17). They utilized land under the assumption that it was more a regulated commons than the Europeans who surveyed and split land into areas of private property. With the introduction of a market economy, these areas of private land were used not only for subsistence but were also used intensively to create surpluses of resources that could be sold in exchange for finished commodity items. During the 18th and 19th centuries, settlers
dishwashers and therefore water wastage is less likely. However, most people in LICS buy their water from informal venders and therefore it’s hard to know whether this water was extracted correctly which means that water is more likely to be wasted during the process. Although it is unlikely that individuals in LICS can overuse clean water supply, total use as a whole country could also contribute to water resources being drained. In developed countries such as USA and UK the figure shows that GDP is high and water costs are low. As water is inexpensive people in HICS have a much better quality of life as the can use water for luxuries and every home has access to running water.
Being able to settle in one area like an urbanized society was a big advantage. They did not have to constantly be moving area from place to place and also they could grow large amounts of food. Although growing your own crops is very hard, its better than moving around and they had a pretty good chance of supporting themselves for a lifetime. In an urbanized society they often had surplus so they had more spare time and that was a big advantage because that allowed people to develop technology like pottery and trade that for other valuable items. In a foraging society, they did not have a lot of spare time because they spent most of their time
They were called this because they moved as fast as a horse but they were more efficient because these "iron horses" didn't need rest which took a lot of time off travel. Steamboats allowed transport across water between states. Steamboats made it easier to go upstream
It was a bumpy road of trade because at one time trade will be high then low ten high. What always stayed the same was the traders and what was being traded. Luxury items such as silk spices, gold silver, porcelain, jade and more were the only product that were being traded. There were more alternative ways of trade developed which seem better than trade on the Silk Road. Maritime trade, Indian Ocean trade was an easier, cheaper and best way to trade because a lot more different goods can be traded.