World History Homework Ten Answers - Student Fourteen

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1. When and where was the Industrial Revolution? The Industrial Revolution was a time in history where fundamental changes occurred in agriculture, textile and metal manufacture, transportation, economic policies and the social structure in England. In 1760 the Revolution had fully begun and lasted until 1840.

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2. Pick your two favorite scientists or mathematicians from the 1800s and explain what you like about them: My favorite mathematician is Bernhard Riemann. As a teenager he was sent to a German school and was put in an advanced math class, which he greatly succeeded in. Since Riemann found the class so easy the principle gave him a book that was so complex it was considered the most difficult math book in the world. Riemann used his knowledge to overcome that book and later on developed a new type of geometry that became useful in the 20th century, and is still taught today.

Thomas Edison is my favorite scientist due to the fact of his determination when it came to creating something he believed so strongly in. Edison had many obstacles in his way, including not being able to hear, yet it was he who invented some of the greatest inventions in the world. Edison is greatly admired by many because he is such an inspiration when it comes to not letting anything stand in the way of what you believe.

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3. Do you think the Industrial Revolution was good or bad, and why? The Industrial Revolution was both good and bad in ways. The areas of the world who participated in the industrialization grew closer together, and global interaction increased. During this time the middle class greatly increased and many became interested in politics, which led to reforms and new policies. The Revolution also had some negative effects, during this time child labor greatly increased and many families were having to live in small and cramped apartments which were often unsanitary and burned down. I think the revolution did more good things then bad though, therefore I think it was a good thing it happened.

Superb. (Note: "more good ... THAN bad, not THEN).

4. Give an example of nationalism from the lecture, with dates: Nationalism is a concept that arose in the 19th century. Nationalists believed that one of the most important things was loyalty to one's nation, and that a society should be viewed as a whole rather than being made up of individuals. Nationalism inspired unification in Germany and Italy where only loose connections had existed before.

5. What is imperialism? Describe the four patterns of imperialism: 

Imperialism is when a nation tries to control or heavily influence other people in a different place, and makes the bigger nation feel more powerful and influential. There are four patterns of imperialism:

1. To establish colonies, like the British colonies in America, where the European power had direct influence or control over the colonies

2. Establish protectorates, whereby the region has its own government and is an independent country, but is protected by a larger country.

3. “Spheres of influence,” in which the European country had special trading privileges over the region.

4. “Economic imperialism,” whereby the outside influence was exerted not by a country but by a private business over a region.


6. Describe an aspect of Africa in the 1800s, such as an example of imperialism: Imperialism in Africa could be viewed as being both good or bad. Imperialism brought advances in technology, built hospitals, and improved the infrastructure, such as railroads, telephones, telegraphs, sanitation and other public works, which improved trade and communications, and reduced disease. During this time Literacy improved, and Christianity flourished. Not everything about imperialism was good though, Europeans displaced Africans from their individual farms and shifted them into working for European businesses, which caused Africans to lose control of their land. Europeans also completely disrupted African cultural groups and village life.

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7. Pick any aspect of Asian history in the 1800s and describe and discuss it: Utilitarianism is a moral philosophy which calls for actions to be judged on their usefulness to society or select individuals. I think Utilitarianism is an awful thing, it can be unfair in many ways. According to Jeremy Bentham, Utilitarianism is to measure the pleasure of certain actions against the pleasure of other actions. But who are we to decide what is pleasurable to one over the pleasure of another, or how this would affect the usefuleness in society or to individuals. In my opinion these are things that should be left to God and his judgement rather then mans selfish desire.

Excellent. (Note: need an apostrophe in "mans selfish", and "judgment" is the spelling preferred over "judgement").
Superb answers. 70/70. Well done!