final assignment western civilization II

The Paradox of the Industrial Revolution — In what ways has industrialization changed the lives of humans?  In what ways are these changes positive? In other words, what are some concrete benefits that humans “get” from the industrial process? AND, on the other side, what are several main negative implications of the industrial process?  Although the focus of your answer may be on humans, please include reference to animals and the planet as well to support your analysis.
Hint:  To build your answer, please include reference to the following terms:  paradox; industrialization of war; globalization; environmental impacts.

The Modern World: Power of Humans — The Renaissance. The Scientific Revolution. The Enlightenment. The Industrial Revolution. Globalization, Modern Medicine, Digital Technologies.  Using these developments to guide your short essay, describe how the history of the past 500 years in the Western world has led to an increasing sense of empowerment for [many] humans. How does the Renaissance connect to the Scientific Revolution? How does science (scientific method) connect to the Enlightenment? How does the Enlightenment connect to ideas about rights, education, and democracy? How does the Industrial Revolution connect to globalization and modern technology? How is life today (early 21st century) radically different — in practical terms and in how we think — from the year 1500?

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