Agricultural Revolution

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Agricultural Revolution

Google defines a revolution as a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. This basically means that people against the government or something the government is doing stand up and stop or change it. Revolutions have been happening forever. People always are going to want a form of government that is better. It is the human nature to want something better than you have. There is no way a governments decisions are going to make all the people happy all the time. They have to decide what is best for the majority of the group and what is the most logical decision about any given problem, whether it has to do with war, or sickness, or food. The people may have to decide to completely change their lives to account for the land and resources around them. They would have to change their way of life in order to ultimately preserve it and future generations so they didn't completely wipe out scarce resources such as different plants and animals by harvesting them too much.

This is what the people had to do when they noticed a scarcity of plants and animals to domesticate during around the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages.

Once the people saw that some resources were getting scarcer, they had to change by harvesting less animals and foraging less plants to let those populations begin to flourish again because of this, they had to find different ways to get more food to sustain their lives. This is when they had to turn to agriculture for help. There were basically three reasons that ultimately went towards the decision to move to a more agricultural way of life; population growth which means less room to move and hunt, the ending of...