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University of Phoenix Material- “Lemel Johnson” July25, 2011

Economic, Social, and Political Change Worksheet

Agricultural Revolution

Respond to each of the following questions in two to three sentences:

1. What are the three most important factors contributing to the agricultural revolution in Europe? The potato’s vitamins, minerals, and high carbohydrate content provided a rich source of energy to Europe’s rural poor. It was simple to plant, required little or no cultivation, and did well in damp, cool climates. However, in 1845, a fungus from America destroyed the new potato crop.

2. How did the agricultural revolution change European society? Provide an example. The Europeans had to develop new ways of communicating; creating commerce; and consider more liberal idealism •

Industrial Revolution

Respond to each of the following questions in two to three sentences:

1. What are the three most important factors contributing to the industrial revolution in Europe? A.) BUILDING NATIONS: THE POLITICS OF UNIFICATION-
The revolutions of 1848 had occurred in a period of experimentation from below. Radicals enlisting popular support had tried and failed to reshape European states for their own nationalist, liberal, and socialist ends

B.) REFORMING EUROPEAN SOCIETY –
After the revolutions of 1848, government repression silenced radical movements throughout Europe. But repression could not maintain social harmony and promote growth and prosperity. In the third quarter of the nineteenth century, Europe’s leaders recognized that reforms were needed to build dynamic and competitive states.

C.) CHANGING VALUES AND THE FORCE OF NEW IDEAS – A WORKING WOMAN: New occupations labeled “women’s work” were essential to the expansion of industrial society. A healthy and literate population guaranteed a strong citizenry, a strong army, and a strong work force. As helpmates, women entered a new work sector identified...
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