Electricity During The Industrial Revolution

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The industrial revolution did not have many points where it would spark on and off. The revolution was largely a “chain of events” (Ellis and Esler 615) and after the first spark innovation and ideas lead to more innovation and ideas. The mark of the beginning of the Industrial revolution was the Agricultural revolution (Ellis and Esler 609). This agricultural revolution brought new ways of farming such as enclosures, which would be utilized by rich landowners. With the use of enclosures brings in a larger population to work the larger amount of land. The agriculture not only brought multiple people together, but it also increased the life expectancy of humans because all people had access to food, better hygiene, sanitation, as well as better…show more content…
The factories were often unsafe and unfair to the workers. With many people living in poor, terrible conditions, child labor, working with little pay, and often getting hurt on the job, people started to form labor unions (Ellis and Esler 620). The early formation of unions helped create things that are used today for workers, such as workers compensation, which will compensate a injured worker and not allow them to be fired, and wages rose. To continue the push for the industrial revolution, a new innovation was made. Electricity was to replace steam. Thomas Edison and Michael Faraday both helped create what is widely used today, light by electricity. It were very important of that time, and now. During both times, people could go out at night, and in some cases those who work at night time were able to work (Ellis and Esler 662). Electricity, today, gave way for a lot of inventions and innovations such as computers, cell phones, electric vehicles, and multiple forms of…show more content…
It was often white men who had property, but women as well as other races wished to be represented. From the industrial revolution, social equality was desired. People such as Karl Marx and Frederick Engels created a book that would, theoretically, give everyone equality. The two created the Communist Manifesto. (Ellis and Esler 625) The introduction of advanced cities, in need of a strong basis of belief, leads the way for Laissez-Faire and Utilitarianism. Laissez-Faire would allow the people of the community to run the economy, and Utilitarianism was the thought that the government should stay out of an individual’s life with the exception of certain circumstances (Ellis and Esler
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