Many factors contributed to the Industrial Revolution taking place in England. One of the main contributors to the Industrial Revolution was the Agricultural Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was when the world became more urban and industrial. New technologies were being produced that made new products, more of old products, and better products. The Industrial Revolution’s birth in England was due to: its Geography, the Agricultural Revolution, and the political stability.
During the 1560s, Sir Humphrey Gilbert made the "first positive effort" to colonise North America. Although he lacked the finance to explore the New World, he continued his efforts in hopes to find riches in the new land that would help solve the crises that England was facing. It is evident that the English had many reasons that motivated them to colonise North America. One of these factors was the domestic problems that they were facing during the late 16th and early 17th century. England was facing crucial problems to which colonisation seem to be the answer: mass overpopulation was putting a huge strain on English resources, such as housing and jobs, which created further problems of unemployment and a decline in the economy.
Eric Williams suggests that the profits that arose from these slave based colonies was essential to the Industrial Revolution. However, C Knick Harley work ‘Slavery the British Atlantic Economy and the Industrial Revolution’ and Jan Luiten Van Zanden’s ‘The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution’ emphasize that the creation of capital was stimulated through mass urbanization, a powerful and growing merchant class and technological advances. They highlight the importance of the Atlantic Slave Trade in success of the colonies in the Americas but question its significance in underwriting the industrial
The steam engine and locomotive had major effects on europian economy, and society. Some were good, and some were bad, as these major technological breakthroughs transformed European Society. Even today economics are present due to the impact peter coopers inventions had back then, which is why they are such big turning points in history. The railroad rapidly spread and quickly improved transportation by making it much faster. The railroad created new jobs, which made people have to move to the cities of london to find work.
The first reason the Second Industrial Revolution changed European society was that it had a changed the current consumer society and helped to create the modern consumer culture. Another reason is in the late 19th century people had extra money and were able to start buying products for leisure and luxury rather than because they needed the item because of the creation of many new and available jobs and more money circulating on the European economic markets. The new industries that developed were the fashion industry, the auto mobile industry, the chemical industry, and the electrical industry. The automobile industry arguably had the biggest impact on the twentieth century because it transformed the mobility of the people and it created
The Industrial Revolution, changes on the world The Industrial Revolution, a time of opportunity, a time of change. New ideas spread creating the world we know today. The Industrial Revolution started in the 1800’s, in Britain and had changed life as we know it. Many of the things we have today would not exist if it didn’t happen. This event had a long struggle, but it had improved life for the better, through new inventions, factory working conditions, and the social level of women.
However, following the Civil War, a new economy was born in the United States, mainly relying on steam-powered manufacturing, the transcontinental railroad, the electric motor, and the practical application of chemistry. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy and business, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods not only in Europe, but all around the world. After the Civil War, business organization also expanded in size and scale. As far as industrial changes go, the period after the reconstruction era was affected in that it used more modern methods to make goods that could be sold faster and more efficiently, with the new railroad system. By the beginning of the 20th century, the nation’s industry would be mainly fueled by banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel, as opposed to the pre- Civil War era, in which many people were still farmers or factory
War led countries to rely on the scraps of which covered the land. Movements and actions were taken to get these countries out of the "hole" they were in. Great Britain, sparked the industrial revolution, and led a movement that would soon change the world. During the late 18th century, Great Britain needed to lift up their economy so they began creating machines to reduce the amount of labor people went through to produce goods. In order to produce goods as efficiently as possible, machines were made to speed up the proccess of making those goods.
Throughout the history of the United States of America, our society has played a major role in what our country has become. War, technology, and economics have changed American society for the better. One of the first impacts to American society was the introduction to railroads and big business. This allotted more jobs for American and immigrant workers. This also created the Second Industrial Revolution, which created interconnected transport and communication networks.