The telegraph invented in the 1830’s allowed instantaneous to become possible with the use of Morris Code. This increased commerce communication and led to things such as uniform pricing of goods throughout the country. With all of these advancements in transportation and communication taking place, the westward movements of people beyond the Appalachian Mountains flourished. 4.5 Million people crossed the mountains, and this quickly led to the formation of six new states in: Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, and Minnesota. The people traveled in groups and with the new advancements in communication and technology they could quickly establish communities and generate commerce for growth.
A leading historian, Eisenstein, introduced her theory on the unacknowledged revolution of the Print Press and its role as an “Agent of Change” (Eisenstein, 1979). The print press is considered largely responsible for starting the print revolution, allowing innovations and spread of printed word at a scale never seen before. Impact of The Print Revolution The printed word is judged one of the key factors in the success of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Luther’s ideas were able to spread farther than any previous challenger of the Catholic church and its widespread corruption. Although not many people would have read his actual ninety five theses nailed to the door of the church in
The Renaissance created a large sphere of cultural influence around Europe, which affected the world for hundreds of years. The Catholic Reformation created many new denominations of Christianity. It also greatly diminished the power of Catholicism and the Pope. The Protestant reformation was a significant event in Christianity. Both of these events mark major turning points in the Western World.
For example, there was improved navigational aids, refinements in shipbuilding, better mapmaking, and new legal arrangements and accounting practices which made shipping easier and cut the costs of seaborne trade. Another major new navigational instrument that helped this enormous revolution was the needle compass. With the new sea-lanes booming with profit and trade, this began to change the entire agriculture around 1000 CE. This also gave birth to the growth of commercial cities. By the late tenth century, many of these new cities were the anchorages of the maritime trade.
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
Columbus’s courage and curiosity sparked the movement of exploration. Christopher Columbus discovered the continent of North America, doubling the size of the World as it was known, and overturning the notion that the world was flat. If it weren't for Columbus's discovery of the "New World" we would not have found America when he did. By discovering the Americas, Columbus opened up the region for colonization and exploitation by Europeans. All the cultures were technologically stuck in the Stone Age,and ,combined with their lack of immunity to European diseases meant that these civilizations were overrun and conquered by Europeans.
MODERN WORLD LAWS European culture and politics have grown and matured since Charlemagne times. The Declaration of Rights of Man represents the biggest change since the age of Charlemagne. There was a lot of advancement in ideas, art, and social life after Charlemagne times. People started analyzing new theories and started examining life through different perspectives. The importance of religion was significant but people started living for themselves instead of hoping to go to heaven after death.
Using this new medium the major religions spread like wild fire. Putting myths, rituals, and traditions into text helped spread and standardize the way religion was used by the mass. With the ability to write and read the myths, stories and practices they could be wide spread in a short amount of time, going into great detail about specific rituals, stories. The Catholic and Christian church used text to spread their religion all over the world. These religions spread from England to the Americas, and even the Middle
“Today, there is a popular consensus that the term ‘Renaissance’ refers to a profound and enduring upheaval and transformation in culture, politics, art and society in Europe between the years 1400 and 1600” (Brotton 9). Science was at the forefront of this expansion because of the speed at which technology advanced communication. With the invention of the printing press, education boomed and suddenly producing accurate copies of important books of the time was no longer a major time consuming process. Not only that, but now information in textbooks could continuously be updated as scholars began to better understand and learn more about their subject areas. This newfound availability of literature helped spur the movement of Renaissance Humanism.
The Moors who were a group of Moslems conquered the Iberian Peninsula in 711. Over the next 750 years there would be numerous battles between the Christian and Muslims to gain control; it came to end in 1492 when the last of the Moorish kingdoms were driven from the Iberian Peninsula. This period is known as the Reconquista. The Muslims during the 13th century made a lot of strides in geography, mathematics astronomy and medicine. With the influx of Muslims the European nations became immersed in their philosophies; many people became frightened by the Muslim influence consequently there was a demand to increase the centralization of the Christian Kingdom which helped to unite Europe.