The Pencil

History

The lead pencil was a item that was created in Cumbria,England in 1564. It was created when a large graphite mine was discovered,The graphite was cut into sheets and then rods and then put into a wooden holder forming the pencil. It was called lead by mistake due to the similar composition of the two substances.
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Economic Effects

The production of the pencil caused England to spend its own money to manufacture and produce this product. Since the pencil was being produced no where else but England, it had a monopoly over the object.

Environmental Effects

England's monopoly over the product caused them to ravage certain parts of their own land,and cause pollution, in order to obtain the materials required to manufacture the product

Cultural Effects

The production of the pencil allowed for art and literature in communities to expand. The increasing amount of culture lead to new discoveries in technology.

Political Effects

The creation and mass production of the pencil allowed for politics and people in general to document their everyday actions and their lives. This documentation allows us to see and understand peoples lives in the past. These documents also allow for faster communications between people through letters.

Social Effects

As said before letters effect the speed of communication. It can also cause documentation of learning to be passed down through generations of people increasing common knowledge.

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