The period of enlightenment was a dominate intellectual ideology in which religion, reason, nature and humanity were combined into a world view. Scientists believed they could explain human nature in a logical manner
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With the period of enlightenment dominating the world, nationalism became a prevalent belief. Caused by revolutions and discontent, a new and extreme sense of unity and national pride flourished. Americas sense of nationalism set the precedent for others to follow.
New discoveries in the period of enlightenment fueled the push for the industrialization process. The world shifted gears towards factory-oriented industries. These ideas were spread and took over the world. The industrial revolution fueled the spread of knowledge throughout the world, aiding with enlightenment discoveries.
With the booming spread of industrialism came the adoption of laissez faire capitalism, and other free trade policies. Social classes developed with prominent business owners at the top, leaving workers and others gasping for air at the bottom. The adoption of free trade economics bettered living conditions for most. A new society was created