History Assignment: The Impacts Of The Industrial Revolution

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History Assignment Script: The Industrial Revolution The impacts of the Industrial Revolution: Intro: Hello and good morning to all of you, thank you for tuning in with us on another episode of "the daily dose of history". I am your host Maryam Samimi, and the topic we are going to be discussing today is the Industrial Revolution and how it had impacted our modern lifestyles all around the world socially, economically, environmentally, historically and politically. The 18th century witnessed hundreds of new inventions and ideas that revolutionized people's lives. This was not the same for all people. For many, the Industrial Revolution brought wealth and fortune, but the others suffered with starvation and other epidemics that were…show more content…
This stable agriculture was soon to be a modern industrial society, in which the people were relying on mechanical machines powered by steam and electricity. Every waking and sleeping second is caused by the Industrial Revolution. The manufacturing economy majorly boomed in the industries. Inventions like “Flying Shuttle”created by John Kay in 1733 were causes for increases in the speed of weaving. This led to the inventions like the “Spinning Jenny” because of very high demands. The technology and quality of machinery were highly improved. Creations powered by water and steam are the inventions that first changed mankind, into our society today. The world's coal production (which was about two thirds) was produced by Britain, half of the iron and half of the cotton cloth as well. The largest single employer was the cotton industry, which caused cotton clothing to become worth a great value in Britain's export trade. India was the world’s biggest producer of cotton textiles. India did not have to industrialize, because they were productive without the use of machinery. Later on, manufacturers in Britain invested in highly developed factories and technologies from the profit of the increased…show more content…
The mass production in the factories and industries led to a reduction of some resources which left the environment “injured”. Great clouds of smoke rised from the chimneys in the city, and choked everyone’s lungs and diluted the beautiful blue sky that was headed for disaster. There were many factors in which this situation was hazardous to the people living in the city. First of all, the spread of smog and the disgusting pollution would soon take over the entire brightness of the city and it was very difficult to keep the city’s cleanliness as well as its safety. The fog was beginning to darken the streets with its dark grey color, so the safety was a huge concern. Second, there was a terrible amount of pneumonic diseases which were quickly spreading due to the inhalation of this poisonous substance. In 1873, severe air pollution from coal burning killed over 1,150 people in just the matter of 3 days. Third, air pollution was not the only consequence that was going through people’s minds. Water pollution was also causing chaos, industrial waste and sewage was polluting the canals and rivers that went alongside the city. People were using the waters from the canals and rivers for cooking and cleaning purposes, but died later on due to cholera because of using the contaminated water between 1832-1834. Coal factories also produced acid rain which was identified in
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