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Flavia Reynosa12 December 2017HIST 1040-80    The Industrial Revolution was a turning point in world history because of its many technologic features that are still being used and created in new and improved ways. During the Industrial Revolution, the idea of a factory was developed making railroads a new phenomenon at the time. During this time people were finally able to communicate with each other. Before the Industrial Revolution was created, families would have to work very hard together in order to make practically anything used on a daily basis in order to survive and live comfortably. The Industrial Revolution made it possible to create machines used for making clothes, tools, etc. making items needed on a daily basis much easier to make rather than using bare hands to produce products. Prices of products were reduced drastically because items were no longer being made by hand thanks to the machines in factories that were doing most of the work and there was a much shorter amount of time needed in order to make these goods. Another positive aspect this revolution brought was a big increase in job opportunities. Though labor consisted of long hours and little pay, people during this time wouldn’t risk taking this job opportunity because they really needed the money. Having more job opportunities and more people working brought about new products and inventions that were able to be produced. Though the Industrial Revolution had its positive aspects it also brought along negatives. Since the steam engine and rail car were created, this allowed harsh child labor to make its way into this revolution. “The industrial revolution brought more demanding work routines” (576) This is extremely important to be aware of because due to this revolution families still had to work hard in order to survive and to own products they saw as a necessity. No matter how old each of the family members was, they were still seen as being able to work in a factory. Since age did not matter during this time to be working in a factory this brought about many deaths and severe accidents in the factories. Small children were always brought into a factory where they were able to crawl into small spaces to fix the machines or were around extremely heavy equipment that was incredibly impossible for them to even lift up. Due to these children being around large and very heavy machines, accidents would happen where a limb would get stuck between machines or land on them resulting in deaths for the most part. These small children would work long hard hours for little or no pay. These children were working up to 20 hours a day with a short one hour break in between all of this. While machines were taking over the world during this time period, many farms in rural areas were losing money, causing farm owners to abandon their farms and move on to the industrial areas where there were better opportunities to make money. This caused farmed goods to be very short for a long period of time. Before the Industrial Revolution the air, land, and water were never contaminated. Big machines being used in these factories caused the beginning of pollution which still affects us to this day. In the end, the Industrial Revolution did bring about many new and positive changes but also brought along its negatives just like any other new change that is brought into this world.    The Ottomans seemed to be very important in various ways. The Ottoman Empire was marked as one of the strongest empires in history. But just like anything else in the world, this empire had its positive and negative outcomes. The main goal of the Ottoman Empire was expansion. The main reason why they got themselves into World War I was to win back lost territories and gain back land that was lost. The Ottoman Empire was able to grow so quickly due to other countries being weak and poorly organized. Also, the Ottomans had an advantage due to the fact that they had military organization and tactics. The Ottomans were best known for their achievements in art, science, and medicine. Ottoman architecture was extremely useful at this time because it helped them build mosques and other important public buildings that were able to be built because of the land they had gained at this time. Some of the greatest progressions in medicine were made by the Ottomans. The Ottomans also invented many surgical utensils that are still used today like the forceps, catheters, scalpels, pincers, and lancets. The Ottomans were noted to be very open-minded about other religions. The Ottomans created a millet system which was for people who were not Muslim but were given a certain amount of power to control their own activities while still being under the Ottoman rules. During the years between 1500-1700’s the Ottoman Empire fell into a decline of power after many military losses. During the middle of the 1600’s the empire was brought back for a short period of time after military successes in Persia and Venice took place. In 1699 the empire began to lose its territory and power and quickly began to deteriorate. A series of agreements known as ‘treaties’ during this time is what caused the empire to lose a part of their economic system which had a major impact on them. In the mid-1800’s the independence of the empire was acknowledged by the Congress of Paris but this did not help them when they were losing their strength as European power. In the late 1800’s the Ottoman Empire proceeded to lose their territory and political/social uncertainty which then created a negative outlook toward the empire. The Balkan Wars in 1912-1913 and the revolution by Turkish nationalists continued to reduce the empire’s territory and increased instability also causing the Ottomans to lose basically all of their European territories. At the end of World War I, the Ottoman Empire officially came to an end with the Treaty of Sevres. The Ottoman Empire was officially over in 1922 when the title of Ottoman Sultan was terminated. Turkey was declared a public matter in 1923 which led to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Even though the Ottoman Empire had its collapse, it was still recognized as one of the largest yet long lasting and the  most successful empires in the world’s history. The Ottoman Empire lasted for over 600 years and was able to have control over large yet different populations and lands. It had various and different policies that had to be followed in order to compete and not die down. Though the Ottoman Empire fell, the Ottomans still left a mark on the world today. They are remembered for their very powerful military, architecture, religious outlooks, ethnic diversity,