World History Homework Ten Answers - Student One

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1.When and where was the Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution was a period of history, that occurred between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, that brought many advantageous changes in farming, manufacturing, and transportation. This greatly affected the culture and economy in Britain and later in many other countries in almost every continent. The Industrial Revolution helped advance society, which influenced our lives dramatically.

Superb. Grammatically, the first comma in the first sentence of your answer should be omitted, so that it reads "... was a period of history that occurred ..."

2.Pick your two favorite scientists or mathematicians from the 1800s and explain what you like about them.

I greatly admire Thomas Edison for overcoming his and other people’s doubts and going after his dreams. What amazed me the most about him was that even though he was deaf, he invented many machines that only a person could enjoy with their ears. Many people do not want other people to enjoy something that they are not capable of enjoying themselves, but Thomas Edison was different. Marie Curie is greatly known for her discoveries and theories on radioactivity. She might have experienced discrimination from some of her colleges and friends because she was a woman and, at that period in time, some people believed that women were not as capable in different subjects as men. She did what she enjoyed and believed what was correct no matter what other people thought. What I found interesting was that she died by poisoning from her own lab. She was an amazingly ambitious woman who did not let anyone get in the way of her goals.

Terrific answer, may use as a model!

3. Do you think the Industrial Revolution was good or bad, and why?

The Industrial Revolution was good and bad. It really depends in whose shoes you are. Some people created a great fortune while others suffered from their success. Many people were not treated with respect and they lived in inhumane conditions. Life always has good and bad aspects - it’s just where you put yourself. In the Industrial Revolution, the horrible conditions and the greed of the wealthy was revealed and criticized; there is always evil in the world, just the forms change from time to time.

Fantastic again!

4. Give an example of nationalism from the lecture, with dates.

Nationalism in Germany and Italy, who were having problems overcoming their conflicts, helped the citizens overcome their anger and prejudice towards other fellow citizens so that their countries may unite and gain power. They offered up their own interests for the well-being of their country, not only for them but also for the future and welfare of their children and grandchildren so that they may have a chance to change history. Nationalism occurred during the 19th century and greatly affected the structure and power of many nations.

Good insight about overcoming prejudice towards fellow citizens in order to attain nationalism.

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

Imperialism is an act of obtaining power or land. Usually powerful or large countries basically gain indirect control over people’s lives and the government’s structure. The four patterns of imperialism are: establishing colonies, establishing protectorates, trading privileges over a region (an indirect form), and an outside influence of private business. Imperialism was a way for land and power hungry nations to gain more without much conflict or rebellion.

Right. (I think you meant "obtaining power OVER land," but note that it imperialism really means "obtaining power (OR INFLUENCE) over PEOPLE in a certain region."

6. Describe an aspect of Africa in the 1800s, such as an example of imperialism.

Many Europeans took advantage of the African’s lack of knowledge about warfare and machinery. The Europeans flowed into Africa trying to capture as much land as they could because they knew there was a great amount of precious metals and jewels lying beneath the surface. It was wrong for the Europeans to go and ambush many innocent people and leave them hopeless with no promising future. The Africans were at a disadvantage. When the Europeans started hoarding, they did not react as quickly as they should have to obtain certain military techniques and equipment. As many of us today, we pick on the weak instead of facing the strong because we know it will be easier as the weak will not know how to defend and protect themselves.

Good analysis, but I think the Europeans brought some good to Africa also, such as hospitals, medical care, education and Christianity. (Note: "Africans' lack ...", not "African's lack ...").

H4. Describe how Japan became a military powerhouse by the 20th century.

Japan was under the influence of imperialism for many years, but the Japanese altered that dramatically in the 20th century by changing their lifestyles and their government. The Japanese were smart to start urbanizing families, opening factories, and starting public schooling. This helped modernize Japan so that instead of always being picked on it could now have enough power to start attacking instead of defending. Japan wanted to prove to the world that it does not matter what size the nation is, it matter what’s in your hearts and minds. The United States gets her success from the form of government that was set up at the beginning of the creation of its nation. The United States also founded schools so that people could get an education and opened factories so that people could get jobs in the city where supplies were abundant. Japan like America are succeeding today because their ancestors made the smart and correct choice to take a step and make a difference so that the world may be a better place.

Superb analysis. Well done, although I question whether public schools and urbanization of families make a society stronger. Your other insights are terrific.
Excellent work again! 70/70.--Andy Schlafly 12:58, 18 April 2009 (EDT)
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