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The Silver River brought

commerce and steamboats to the Silver Springs area of Florida


Hullam Jones

invented the glass-bottom boat in the Silver Springs area of Florida in 1878 and enabled visitors to view the underwater world of fish, turtles, crustaceans, and fossils more than 10,000 years old.


Location of Silver Springs contributed to

the areas economic development and vitality.


Human-environmental interaction involves

consideration of how people rely on the environment, how people alter it, and how the environment may limit what people are able to do.


Movement and connections include

identifying channels for the movement of people, goods, and information.

e.g. the automobile industry had a profound impact on the number of visitors to Silver Springs, Florida.


Topographical Map

altitudes and landforms (heights above and below sea level).


Meridians and Parallels

Meridians run from pole to pole, parallels are the lines that run in an east-west direction.


Absolute location

requires use of longitude and latitude on a grid system


Relative location

recognizes the interdependence of people and places


Textile mills in 1800s

were often built near the fall line so they could use water as a power source. Many people who needed employment and were not highly skilled sought work in the textile mills.


Paleolithic period (Old Stone Age)

emergence of the first-known humans in 10,000 B.C.E.


In the Paleolithic period, human beings...

lived in very small groups of 10-20 nomadic people who were constantly moving from place to place.


Alfred Nobel learned...

that as weapons become more powerful, the danger from the technology increases.


The development of the lock and dam system on the Mississippi River is an...

adaptation of the environment that aided the Illinois shipping industry.


Enlightened society in France

increased criticism directed toward governmental inefficiency and corruption and toward the privileged classes


The Third Estate (The French Revolution)

or the remainder of the population consisted of the middle class, urban workers, and the mass of peasants, who bore the entire burden of taxation and the imposition of feudal obligations.


The French Revolution (Reign of Terror) 1793-1794

the governments campaign against its internal enemies and counterrevolutionaries.


Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

faced charges of treason, was declared guilty, and suffered execution in 1793.


Members of the Directory (1795-1799) believed...

through peace, they would gain more wealth and establish a society in which money and property would become the only requirements for prestige and power.


Downfall of Directory

Rising inflation and mass public dissatisfaction


The Era of Napoleon

a new government and constitution concentrated supreme power in the hands of Napoleon. Napoleons domestic reforms and policies affected every aspect of society.


Enlightened reformers believed Napoleon had...

betrayed the ideals of the Revolution.


Downfall of Napoleon

resulted from his inability to conquer England, economic distress caused by the Continental system, the peninsular war with Spain, the German war of liberation, and the invasion of Russia.


Battle of Waterloo in 1815

actual defeat of Napoleon


Industrial Revolution

period of transition, when machines began to significantly displace human and animal power in method of producing and distributing goods and when agricultural and commercial society became and industrial one.


the Commercial Revolution

spurred the great economic growth of Europe and brought about the Age of Discovery and Exploration, which in turn helped to solidify the economic doctrines of mercantilism.


The effect of the Scientific Revolution

produced the first wave of mechanical inventions and technological advances.


Increase in Europe population was caused by

The industrial revolution due to more producers and consumers


Nineteenth-century political and social revolutions

began the rise to power of the middle class and that provided leadership for the economic revolution.


Transportation revolution

led to the growth of canal systems, the construction of hard surfaced "macadam" roads, steamboat, and railway locomotive.