Traces the development of Western culture from Greece through Industrialization
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I think the Industrial Revolution has affected me the most. Practically everything I own is made in factories, and I can't imagine my life without most of the things I have now.
During the French Revoltuion, the country of France had the chance to establish their government. The 3rd Estate members took the Tennis Court Oath to say that they would not leave the National Assembly until they wrote a constitution to protect their rights. It was an important part of the French Revolution. If the 3rd Estate wouldn't have spoken up about the unfair taxes, the French Revolution may not have even happened.
Instead of things being hand-made, products were being made by machines and in assembly lines. If we didn't invent machines to make daily products, we would still be making them by hand today.
Many new ideas were brought about by philosophers. One philosopher, Cesare Beccaria, had the philosophy that torture should not be used on criminals. He also believed that a person accused of crime should receive a fair and speedy trial. If Beccaria didn't say the things he had, some sorts of punishments could include torture today.
The scientific revolution was a time of great scientific discoveries. Copernicus, a scientist, believed that the sun was the center of our solar system. Without his idea of the sun being the center of the solar system, we might still think that the earth is in the center.
Martin Luter wrote 95 theses about what he didn't like in the church. Luther started Lutheranism, so it is very important for Lutherans today, withought him they wouldn't have their religion.
Luther created the 95 theses to defy the Catholic church. Without the Reformation, we wouldn't have the different religions that we have today.
Christopher Columbus sailed over the Atlantic Ocean and found the New World, which is Haiti and the Dominican Republic today. Columbus found a new world for people in Europe. It is now home to millions of people. If Columbus didn't go on that voyage, we might not live in American today.
Christopher Columbus first sailed to the "New World" or the Americas in 1492. He made many new discoveries in the New World, plus a new place for Europeans to live. The colonization of the Americas changed our history because people wouldn't know that the Americas were here.
European people took Africans against their will to work for the people in the Americas. They made the slaves do harsh work that could possibly kill them. The slave trade was a very serious thing. We leaned to not be racist from this even and that everyone should be treated equally and no one should be forced to do work for someone else.
It was the "rebirth" of Classical culture, so people were rebuilding their culture and making new things possible for their culture. We still have a lot of artwork and architecture from the Renaissance.
The culture was dark because the empire had just been invaded. I was important to history because it led to the Renaissance.
Religion came about. The birth of Jesus occured, which led to new thoughts about religion.
Ancient Greeks had many new ideas and accomplishments like: architecture (Parthenon, columns, rectangular), 1st Olimpics, and drama (plays).
Today, we still use Greek architcture (columns and style at museums, Lincoln Memorial). We have the Olympics, wrestling, and boxing from them. Also, drama (tv, movies). We also use Greek words and roots in our language, such as echo.