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The Industrial Revolution began in England during the 1700s and spread across Europe then North America, and eventually the world. This revolution assisted life but also made life more difficult as well. Gender roles were changed, products were made more efficiently and many jobs were created. This also meant that people lived in cramped houses, air pollution levels were high and people died of or suffered illnesses from working in factories. This essay will be discussing whether the Industrial Revolution has done more harm than good.The Industrial Revolution...
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In the last part of the 18th century, a new revolution gripped the world that we were not ready for (Perry, 510). This revolution was not a political one, but it would lead to many implications later in its existence (Perry, 510). Neither was this a social or Cultural Revolution, but an economic one (Perry, 510). The Industrial revolution, as historians call it, began the modern world. It began the world we live in today and our way of life in that world. It is called a revolution because the changes it made were so great.
They were also sudden, although the preparation for these changes took many years. It is called industrial because it had to do with manufacture. “Manufacture” means...
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“Industrial Revolution”, in my opinion, is not a correct term. It
makes it sound as though the whole thing happened at once, which it
did not. It was rather an industrial evolution, or better yet an industrial
chain reaction. One event impacted others and these changes impacted
yet others. There were many important inventions during this time
period. These inventions all made life a little easier for the people living
during this time.
There was an increasing demand for new material for clothing. The
invention of the spinning jenny and powered loom made this possible.
Steam engines provided power for machines. The cotton gin was another
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Advancements in agriculture, textile, transportation and economic growth became possible only because of the Industrial Revolution. Taking place in the United States between 18th and 19th century, times went from separating the cotton from its seed to using an automated cotton gin made by an American inventor Eli Whitney. This allowed for the lower class citizens to be able to have the important goods such as medication and clothing. Before the American Industrial Revolution, people were mostly farmers and life went by slowly and tedious work was required for simple tasks. But with inventions like the cotton gin, and the assembly line, mass production evolved. The United States had one of...
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How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect A Person’s Quality of Life?
One’s quality of life is defined as the degree of well-being felt by a person or a group of persons. It is concerned with a citizen’s consumption of goods and services, human rights and the environment. The industrial revolution have produced great wealth to many citizens that influences their state of well being. Others may argue that the changes and advancements in society have brought the burden of scarce resources, diseases and pollution among it’s people. Rather the opposite is true, the positive effects that the revolution have introduced such as the high availability of employment, food, and human rights and the...
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The two most significant social consequences to the First Industrial Revolution of 1780-1850, was the impact on urbanization and the working class. The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 18th century. It was a time of pronounced transformation to the manner in which people existed and functioned in the world. The inventions of machines provided the ability to have dramatic growths on mass manufacturing in textile and coal mining, iron and steel making. It led to large factories and mills that were built to house machines and employed workers, which lead to increased production and wealth for industrialists worldwide. However, it also had negative consequences, particularly...
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The Industrial Revolution was an enormous transformation, which altered the methods of production and distribution in society. It revolutionized all the economic functions of society and paved the way for production without total dependency on human energy. In this paper, I will examine the preconditions and key factors that contributed to the Industrial Revolution. I will also discuss the impact, both economic and social, that the Industrial Revolution had on society. In addition, I will endeavour to demonstrate that the Industrial Revolution, while it did have some positive aspects, has ultimately had a negative impact on a global scale, which in turn has created a number of...
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Industrial RevolutionDo revolutions have to have bloody conflicts in them to be called that? The Industrial Revolution is a direct contradiction to that statement; it is the only revolution in history not to have one single drop of blood shed at any time. The Industrial Revolution was a period from 1700-1850 in which new technology was being discovered at an alarming rate. The average British person born in 1760 saw more changes in his or her lifetime than ten generations of ancestors had seen in theirs.There were many factors that aided the...
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The Industrial Revolution 1 IntroductionThe Industrial Revolution can be defined as the process of change from an agrarian economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. This era, which took place from the 18th to the 19th centuries, not only marked a turning point in agriculture, society, transportation, and economic policies in England but also perceived a booming growing industry.The replacement of traditional farming techniques for large-scale mechanized manufacturing resulted in migration of people from rural to...
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An Industrial Revolution is the shift at different times from a traditionally agricultural based economy to one based on the mechanized production of manufactured goods on a large scale(Bookshelf 1994). By definition, industrialization leads to a rise of national income per capita as well as changes in the distribution of income, living and working conditions. The Industrial Revolution was the transformation of the production of handmade good to ones made by machines.The first attempt at American Industrialization was by Eli Whitney. He introduced and developed the idea of interchangeable parts rather than custom parts. This allowed some broken products such as guns, to be fixed at...
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TO WHAT EXTENT CAN IT BE CLAIMED THAT ENGLAND UNDERWENT AN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN THE YEARS 1750 " 1850.In the years preceding 1750 England, although a wealthy nation still suffered from poverty and a poor economy. Despite the fact that there were manufacturers, not enough produce could be made, and so England remained poverty stricken. The 2 main areas of productivity were agriculture and woollen textiles, the larger earner of these two being wool. The manufacture of woollen cloth had been the main industry since the middle ages, when England was one of the world's greatest producers of...
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The Industrial Revolution was a period of transition in European history in which life evolved from agricultural farms to urban cities. This era was characterized by the replacement of hand production by machine manufacturing, therefore instilling a means of labor concentrated in factories rather than the farms. Inventions such as the fly shuttle, spinning jenny, cotton gin, and most importantly, the steam engine, forever changed industry. Many economic and social changes also resulted, thus altering the way of life for many. There was an emergence of a commercial middle class and a proletariat working...
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What factors helped to promote America’s huge industrial growth during the period from 1860-1900?
America had a huge industrial revolution in the late 1800”s. Many changes happened to our great nation, which factored into this. The evidence clearly shows that advancements in new technology, a large wave of immigrants into our country and new views of our government, helped to promote America’s huge industrial growth from the period of 1860-1900.
Advancements in new technology clearly promoted the industrial growth of the United States. The new technologies allowed business owners to reduce labor in the movement of materials from one point to the other. This occurred by using the new...
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Europe during the eighteenth century was at the height of the industrial revolution, none of which reached America. In New England the population was largely English, but America as a whole had more than 20 ethnic strains present, nowhere in Europe could such a heterogeneous mixture be found. America was unique in its political structure. Americans vested authority in personalities, rather than, as in England, in institutions of tradition. As a people they had been striped of traditions. America lacked the centuries of tradition that other societies had. American cities not only solved thier problems, but they sought to solve them. European cities were encrusted...
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Obstacles to Industrialization1. lack of labour-95% of people worked on farms2. lack of food supply- farmers only made enough food for themselves3. fallow field system-1 of 3 fields would lie fallow for a year4. poor transport- between cities and possible industrial areas5. many countries had no common currency and no unified law code6. Aristocracy- were pro farms and usually anti-industrialization7. Guilds- constricted the economy and practiced Mercantilism-England started the Industrial Revolution bc:-they already had a common currency and...
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Without the industrial revolution, our entire population would be living laborious, impoverished, pitiful lives. The industrial revolution was characterized by the agricultural revolution before it and the class tensions brought by it. Many have identified the industrial revolution as a mixed blessing, even though some of our simplest technology has come from the industrial revolution. Even the communist Karl Marx affected the industrial revolutionAccording to Steve Kreis's Lecture 17, "Man was going somewhere, his life had direction." The agricultural revolution planted the seeds for...
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The Industrial Revolution was an era of technological growth that rapidly met the demands of consumers’ needs, despite having social and economic injustices. The revolution was worth a few generations of suffering because it bettered the future lives of many. The Industrial Revolution negatively affected numerous people, but this “suffering” was a prior problem and in fact, proved ultimately beneficial; in addition, the revolution brought about both positive laws and a vast amount of new technology.
The concept of “suffering” has been a major fact of life since the beginning of time. However, the Industrial Revolution managed to shine a light on suffering, which stirred up many hasty...
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The Industrial Revolution changed many lives forever, and advanced technology to an extent that was only imaginable, some would call this an age of progress in Europe. One main question to ask is; what is progress? Progress is defined as moving forward or improving, and in the case of the Industrial Revolution advancing society as a whole. This technological advancement, called the Industrial Revolution, required the hard labor and of many men, women, and children. Without the sacrifice made by the working class of the late eighteenth century the revolution could not...
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The industrial revolution may be defined as the culmination of radical socioeconomic changes that are brought about when there is a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production. From 1750 to 1870, an Industrial Revolution occurred beginning in Manchester England, spreading throughout the world. This period is marked by invention, transportation improvements, mass production and trade. There is much controversy on whether the summation of all of the events that occurred during the industrial...
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The two most significant social consequences of the First Industrial Revolution (c. 1780-1850) are urbanization and child labor. Because people moved from rural areas into cities, the living conditions changed for the worse and with the invention of the steam-operated power loom in 1785, children were able to operate this simple machine and produce textiles for the exploding population ("Begins," n.d.). The Industrial Revolution began as the development of iron making and the use of refined coal triggered the invention of machine-based manufacturing of textiles ("Industrial Revolution," n.d.).
Urbanization was a significant consequence of the First Industrial Revolution because...
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In Europe, during the 1800's, a revolution in the way goods were produced occurred. No longer did the craftsman make things with his own two hands, but machines that could produce things astronomically faster, cheaper, and more efficient took their place. With this revolution many good things as well as many bad things resulted.The first product to be completely industrialized in Great Britain was textiles. When machines and factories were introduced, weavers who had based their whole lives on the art of weaving and producing textiles suddenly were left jobless. "Many such unemployed workers, weavers and others, turned their animosity towards the machines that had taken their jobs...
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The Industrial Revolution
Going to work for a full day isn’t much fun after working fifteen hours the day before! 60-70 hour work days are never pleasant in anybody’s mind. How is it that so many people did this during the Industrial Revolution? Was it because they wanted the extra money? Or was it because they wanted the high political or economic status? For some people these were the reasons, but for most it was because of one concern. Survival! The Industrial Revolution greatly changed the workplace and the proletarians.
The Factory system was changed forever by the name of one man, Richard Arkwright. Even though Arkwright was not a great inventor, he used other peoples ideas to...
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The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution is a term usually applied to the social and economic changes that mark the transition from a stable agricultural and commercial society, to a modern industrial society relying on complex machinery rather than tools. There have been numerous debates to the use of this term because the word "revolution" suggests sudden, violent, unparalleled change. Even though there was an unparalleled change in the world, it was by no means sudden nor violent. The world's social and economic structures changed due to marvelous inventions and innovations. These inventions and innovations led to a factory system of large-scale machine production...
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Adin BonapartPeriod 7Industrial RevolutionSeminar1. The industrial revolution increased the standards of living in developed nations, it created progress in society and technology. Without the industrial revolution, life would not be as it is today. The industrial revolution created new values and changed the way people lived. It branched and created resources which were influenced and shared by other nations. Increase of population led to more efficient forms of growing food and mking other necessities like clothing. These new processes created new jobs and revolutionized economies. One process created...
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Think about your life for one second: you communicate with people, travel, make purchases, and utilize those commodities. But have you ever wondered what made those things possible? After all, you go to the store to buy things you need. You drive a car to work and to visit your friends. If you need to talk to someone, you simply pick up your phone or computer. However, none of this would be possible without a means of communication, factories to manufacture the products you need, places to work, and ways to travel and transport goods. And what made these possible? The answer is the Industrial Revolution, which started in Europe around the year 1730. A revolution is a major change or turning...
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I. Introduction: In the beginning, the United States was a very young country who was trying to find its own identity aside from its mother Britain. The Industrial Revolution between 1810-1860 helped the United States change its ways for their people to help their lives. During the time of the Industrial Revolution in America was a time of great inventions. The impact of these inventions changed how their daily routines were done. Many families relocated to the cities because of jobs in the factories replaced the jobs they had in their own homes. Before the Industrial Revolution there were very little machines that were used on the farms. It took the labor of the whole family to raise...
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The Industrial Revolution
(ca. 1750s - 1914)
Causes of the Industrial Revolution (conditions
of pre-industrial Europe pre-1750): Factor 1: "The Agricultural Revolution"
- New Crops (from the New World): Corn and Potatoes
- New Farming Methods:
Enclosure Movement in Britain - Parliament passed laws to
allow landowners to fence off land
- Allowed owners to better practice new farming methods
- No more "common lands" - Smaller farmers and gleaners forced out of rural lands/villages (forced to move to the cities)
New Technologies and knowledge to improve yields
- Crop Rotation and Soil Mixing...
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The Industrial Revolution began to take place in Great Britain in the 18th century. It was a great substitute of manual labor by machines that were now invented to make the job both quicker and easier. The agricultural world was now being transformed into the industrial world. The process of manufacturing was about to begin. The industrial revolution had its ups and its downs. It was very effective for many reasons and at the same time it caused a lot of problems for some people.The industrial revolution changed the...
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By the time of the Civil War, the technologies upon which the First Industrial Revolution was based were established in the United States. In the years following the war, the nation's industrial energies were focused on completing the railroad and telegraph networks of the North, rebuilding those of the South, and expanding those of the West. Once the devastating depression of the 1870’s depleted, the stage was set for the Second Industrial Revolution.
New inventions came about to ease the production of goods that were being supplied. The creation of factories emerged by retailers who were struggling to meet the requirements of the masses surrounding them. The formation of power driven...
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During the 18th century, England's colonies provided a market for manufactured products. The manufacture and export of various cloths were essential to the English economy at this time. Before the Industrial Revolution, materials were produced under the putting-out system, in which merchant clothiers had there work done in the homes of artisans or farming families. This was called the "cottage industry." Production was limited by the dependence on the spinning wheel and the handloom, due to the fact that increases in output required more hand workers at each stage.In the early 1700s, there was great demand for cotton cloth. The demand for cloth was so great that people could not...
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The second industrial revolution started in the late nineteenth century and continued through the 1930's. The revolution provided great opportunities as well as troubling times. The United States citizens struggled to gain control over their lives in an industrialized economy. Moreover, the second industrial revolution changed the lives and attitudes of the working class.The American working class benefited and also fell victim of the rise of industrial capitalism. Most of the workers even experienced a rise in the standard of living. At the same time they experienced harsh and dangerous working conditions. The workers felt powerless. In the late nineteenth century, the demand for...
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Many changes occurred in the course of the Industrial Revolution. These changes were a way of improvement for the people's living condition and also satisfied their needs. These changes were mainly political, social and economic. When Industrial Revolution first began in the 1700's, people began to make new inventions. Great machines from people like Richard Arkwright, required man-power to run it. That and other similar issues made the country people move to cities in search of work. When cities got crowded with the factory-workers, the living conditions started going from bad to worse. Also the days were long and the treatment at work was very bad. These made new ideas from people like...
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The Industrial Revolution
Imagine living in a world in which rights governed society. The people participate in a free market, and property is seen as "an inviolable and sacred right" that cannot be taken away.(1) This glorious idea is called liberalism. Liberalism emerged whole-heartedly during the Nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. Followers of liberalism believe in the rights of the individual, especially the right to property. Early in its developement, this idea caused deep clashes between the middle class, called the bourgeoisie, and the working class, called the proletariat. These clashes created opposition to the liberal movement; communism became the supporter of this...
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The period of 18th and 19th century is marked by the greatest transformations, reformations, revolutions and many other critical events that ever took place in human history. The credit is given to all these revolutions for enlightenment of mankind. The two most important revolutions were the French revolution and the industrial revolution. One can feel that both of these revolutions mutually reinforced each other and later became the back bone of all other revolutions. On the other hand, both revolutions had totally different impacts and consequences at various economical, political and social realms.
The development of the industrialisation is outcome of the advancement of agriculture....
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Politics are systems which promoted the Industrial Revolution. Colonists in
America were angered about being taxed without representation in Britain and
other injustices. The American Revolution took place between 1775 and 1791. The Constitution and Bill of Rights were signed protecting the colonists' freedoms. Later, during the Industrial Revolution, workers wanted their freedoms protected. British Parliament passed the Factory Act of 1819 and of 1833. In 1847, the Ten Hours Act was passed. Strikes took place over unjust wages or unsatisfactory working conditions. In 1824, unions could legally form to fight for better wages, hours, and working conditions. The...
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Nature of the Industrial Revolution
There has been much objection to the term because the word revolution suggests sudden, violent, unparalleled change, whereas the transformation was, to a great extent, gradual. Some historians argue that the 13th and 16th cent. were also periods of revolutionary economic change. However, in view of the magnitude of change between 1750 and 1850, the term seems useful.
Dramatic changes in the social and economic structure took place as inventions and technological innovations created the factory system of large-scale machine production and greater economic specialization, and as the laboring population, formerly employed predominantly in...
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Technology In The Industrial Revolution
Changes in the way people worked, the reformation of social class structure, the concepts that people had about social classes, and the modified international balance of political power were all attributes of the Industrial Revolution. The Revolution's radical changes effected the human experience in both negative and positive means. One aspect that had a positive significant impact on the Revolution was the advancement in technology.
Exactly when the development of industry began can be answered according to different definitions of industry. Industry may be viewed in terms of energy use. The Industrial Revolution may have begun when...
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The Industrial Revolution was a time of dramatic change; the revolution brought out many advantages and progressed society itself. The most dominant country through the times of Industrial revolution was of course Great Britain. When reading the article by Braudel it?s clear to see that for fully understanding the aspects of industrial revolution and growth in Britain you must look at all factors that played a role. From the British agriculture structure, textiles-cotton, trading, and inventions.What does industrialization mean, ??the industrial revolution, means everything society, economy,...
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Innovations of the Industrial Revolution
As one of the greatest times of production and change in the quality of life for all classes and members of society, the Industrial Revolution marked a turning point for humankind. Together, the industrial revolutions in both America and Britain not only altered the lifestyles of many, but also offered solutions to many questions that had plagued society for numerous years. Changes that occurred in the fields of medicine and chemistry still play a role in our everyday lives. These advancements not only affected 19th century industry, but also began paving the way for modern technology.
With the expansion of technology available to the textile...
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Reasons Behind the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the widespread replacement of labor by
machines driven by water wheels, windmills and later by steam power.
This change called the Industrial Revolution was a process, which
began in the 18th century and continued well into the 19th century.
The Industrial Revolution was the result of interrelated changes,
which transformed agricultural economies into industrial ones. The
immediate changes made by the Industrial Revolution were the nature of
productions. This included what was produced, as well as where and how
they were produced. The Industrial Revolution replaced the Domestic
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The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1700's and is defined as the application of power driven machinery to manufacturing. It was a time of dramatic change from hand tools and handmade items that were made at home to, products that were mass produced in factories. There were many inventions that developed during this time that improved communication, travel, and a easier way in providing power for factories better than ever. Before the Industrial Revolution most people made the items that they needed in their homes. But now factories can make these items and much more. There...
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Industrial Revolution in the City
The Industrial Revolution was a period of great change for the country of England. Products went from being produced in households and by small businesses to being mass-produced by large industries. Products became cheaper and living conditions improved, but not at first for the working class. Terrible working conditions and hard lives sums up the status of the working class during the Industrial Revolution. The working class put in long hours and hard work for little pay and horrific living conditions. They moved from the farmlands and rural areas into cities that were thriving with industry and business. Populations all over England began to shoot...
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The Industrial Revolution in Russia
Russia, which began its industrial revolution at least a half century
behind most of the West European countries, had to meet a number of
special challenges. Russia moved to industrialisation in stages. An
uncertain experimental phase – which Russia had already experienced to
an extent before 1870 – included larger reforms that helped free up
economic change. This preliminary period was followed by more rapid
growth in a society still overwhelming agricultural. Russia had
well-developed industrial sectors by the early 20th century, but
paused well behind the West. Russia became the only society to
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The Industrial Revolution that took place throughout the 18th and the 19th centuries had major effects which influenced every aspect of society and life such as, urbanization, imperialism and nationalism. The industrial revolution had an unfathomable effect on shaping the modern world to what it is today. Before the revolution, society revolved around farming and agriculture. There were only two social classes, the nobility and the working class. Little did they know, that their lives were about to change dramatically and continue changing for the next generations to come.
Urbanization is the movement of people to city areas. There are many reasons why urbanization occurred on a...
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The Industrial Revolution was the major advancement of technology in the late 18th and early 19th century that began in Britain and spread to America.The national and federal government helped the United States grow into a self reliant nation with improvements in transportation, technology, manufacturing and the growth of the population.
American had an economy based on manual labour which was replaced by one dominated by industry and the manufacture of machinery. It began with the expansion of the textile industries and the development of iron-making techniques, and trade expansion was enabled by the introduction of canals, improved roads and railways.
Of one of the first to kick off,...
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The Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was arguably the most important turning point in history. It transformed the manufacture of goods from craftsmanship to commercialism, exponentially increasing output and decreasing production cost leading to prosperity and an unprecedented supply of goods for the markets of the world. Industrialization and mass production was the fuel which ignited the flame of capitalism which was already established creating bringing sweeping changes in wealth and its distribution. Within a few generations the very fabric of society was virtually remade as millions left the farms and villages of the countryside for jobs in the cities....
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Prior to the industrial revolution people rarely experienced change. It was an extremely different place than it is now. During the industrial revolution there was a radical change in the socioeconomic and cultural conditions. People in majority were farmers since they didn’t have any technology everybody had to grow their own food. They were interdependent in maintaining all their necessities, mainly in their local communities because of the difficulty in distant transportation because they had no motorized vehicles. In villages there were private and public lands and in most there was no separating fence. In the public lands or village commons villagers could gather wood or have their...
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LIFE DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONIndustrialization- As American factories grew, they no longer needed to employ skilled workers who had spent years learning their particular trade. Instead, they could hire unskilled laborers who performed simple tasks and worked for lower wages. As a result, American factory work became "deskilled" after the Civil War.WORKING CONDITIONS-Even in good times wages were low, hours long and working conditions hazardous.-Little of the wealth which the nation generated went to the workers-Factory conditions deteriorated making them unsafe...
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Abolitionists in the Industrial Revolution
Imagine working for 11 hours a day for as little at 50 cents an hour. Working conditions are inhospitable, the food is terrible, and even your children have to work to make the money needed for your family. This is the somber picture that was a reality for the working class in Europe and America during the industrial revolution. Now picture this horrible nightmare but you get no pay and are forced to work for life under a master. As a slave, that was what life was like. A multitudinous amount of factories in Europe were textile factories that needed a capacious amount of cotton which was being produced in the colonies in the new...