The Mongol Moment, Black Death, And The Agricultural Revolution

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Throughout the course of History 111, many major events and developments had taken place during the prehistoric era through 1500 CE. Some events and developments included the Black Death, The Mongol Moment, Silk Roads, and the Agricultural Revolution. Out of all of these the one with the most relevance for my life was the Agricultural Revolution because it increased the population and productivity; the one with the least relevance for my life was the development of Silk Roads because the United States no longer relies on them. Not only did the Black Death affect the population which was important for the Agricultural Revolution, it also affected the country as a whole. Studies indicate that the Black Death originated in China. Symptoms of …show more content…
The Agricultural Revolution increased not only the population as a whole, but also productivity. According to the text, it is stated that the population shot up tremendously after the Agricultural Revolution had taken place. “Human dominance over other forms of life on the planet” took place after the Agricultural Revolution. (Strayer 37) The Agricultural Revolution was very important because of how “forests and grasslands became cultivated fields and grazing lands.” (Strayer 37) The life of a farmer did require a person to live a settled life. The European civilization experienced an accelerating change with the use of agriculture. A “growth in long-distance trade” was a result of the change that occurred in the European civilization. (Strayer 480) Exchanges through trade included “wood, beeswax, furs, rye, wheat, salt, cloth, and wine.” (Strayer 480) The revolution of agriculture was not only important to men; it was also important to women as well. This is where the hierarchy of gender came into play. Women usually performed duties such as “working in the fields, tending livestock, and serving in the home.” (Strayer 73) Women also played an important role when it came to the technology of weaving. The Agricultural Revolution paved the way for a technological breakthrough. Overall, I believe the Agricultural Revolution had the most relevance for my life because it paved the way for my family members to participate in a farming lifestyle and they were able to supply food to their individual

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