Impact of the Agricultural Revolution
The Agricultural Revolution, it can be argued, is one of the most influential turning points in not only European, but world history. It changed the way that people lived and the way that the economy was structured. The main points of the Agricultural Revolution were the unbelievable rise in the population, the change in the role of women, and the increased demand for goods. But before you know what happened, you must know how it happened. Here is a look at the primary inventions of the time.
The three main inventions that set the Agricultural Revolution in motion were the seed drill, the plow, and the sickle. The seed drill was a fantastic invention, made by none other than the famous Jethro Tull. His ingenious seed drill sowed seeds much quicker and better than the traditional way, by hand. It also put them in orderly rows, and covered up the seeds after planted. This helped because many seeds were saved as was time. Another amazing invention was the plow. It seems so very simple, but it did a job so very difficult and time consuming. The plow is a farming tool that breaks the soil and cuts a furrow to sow the seeds in. Perfected by John Deere, this heavy tool often had to be pulled by horses. Lastly, we come to the sickle. This tool was known for its efficiency to cut grain. It was later replaced by the reaper, which was much larger and did work mechanically. These inventions started the changes in social and economic way of living, which changed the world forever.
The absurdity that is the population of the world started with the Agricultural Revolution back in the 18th century. It all started with the small, steady rise in the population that occurred about 25 years into the new century. This rise required a higher demand for food, which in turn sprang the price of food up. There was a need to feed the population, and it simply could not be done with the technology available at the time. This...