Friday, October 28, 2011

#6 Industrial Revolution: Erin Gallagher

The working conditions during the Industrial Revolution that caused workers in western countries to organize was that workers had low wages, poor housing, long hours, injuries caused by harsh working conditions, and more. In order to improve these conditions they went on strikes, demanding shorter hours and better pay. They formed labor unions in order to come together and recieve better working conditions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#5 Revolutions in the Arts Erin Gallagher

Romantisicm- often times nature, shows emotion or expression
Impressionism- a picture showing a moment in time
Realism- shows what life is actually like, not how it should be

Realism Painting:
Meissonier, Memory of the Civil war, 1848. This shows realism because it is a picture of what really happened durinmg the Civil War.
Impressionism Painting:
Claude Monet, Cliff Walk at Pourville, 1882. This shows impressionism because it shows a moment in time.
Romanticism Painting:
Pierre Auguste Cot, The Storm, 1880. This shows Romanticism because it is a colorful painting that shows emotion.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#4 Latin American Revolutions

The Latin American countries had to raise armies and revolt against their government. Latin Americans sent their kids to school in Europe. There the teachers were speaking of enlightenment ideas. The kids came back to Latin America educated on these ideas and they spread the word.