Chapter 18 Assignment #4 18.3 Economic Expansion- Social Change
16) What was the most likely cause of the 18th century population growth?
The most likely cause of population growth at such a high factor was the lowering of the death rate of many countries. This was caused by the better foods and better transportations of food. This led to people finally get food in areas or times of famine which quickly led people to have less starvation. This directly impacts how the death rate lowered leading to more people living. Another one was the end of bubonic plague which led to less ill people spreading diseases. Lastly was the marriage rate income countries increased so more children were being born and kept healthy until adulthood.
17) With regard to “Family”, what was the new attitude toward children? Discuss foundling homes and contributions of women and children.
Views on childhood changed and were now viewed as a key phrase of human development. One change was the way they dressed, it was now for comfort instead of replication of adult styles and clothing. It also soon became very popular to breastfeed your own child instead of using wet nurses. Games that challenged children’s intellect were created such as jigsaw puzzles and beginners books. However, in times of crisis left people to abandoning children which soon became a crime and laws were created around it to stop parents from killing or abandoning their children.
18) Identify two significant factors within the Agricultural Revolution for each of the following: more land cultivation, greater yields per acre, healthier livestock, and improved climate.
More land was gained by abandoning the use of the open-field system and a re-newal style of farming was used now. This left portions of the field empty as it was revived and during this time crops were planted in this land. They also winter fodder for livestock to live on during the winter to increase of animals. More animals meant more animal...