How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect Social Class

498 Words2 Pages
The Industrial Revolution was the change from an agricultural to an industrial society and from home manufacturing to factory production. These events primarily took place in England from about 1750 to about 1850, but were further expanded into outreaches of the world from to United States of America to Great Britain to Japan. The industrial revolution was a period between the 18th century and 19th century where major changes took place in agriculture, child labor, manufacturing, population, mining, transportation, technology.Furthermore, the changes and impact in the areas of social, political, interaction of environment, cultural, and economic aspects will be mentioned in the paragraphs that follow. To begin with, the Industrial Revolution had a major effect on the social aspects of people of the time. The Industrial Revolution made distinctive positions of the upper and lower class. Factory workers did not earn enough money to increase their social standing in society. On the other hand, factory owners became wealthy and rose to the top of the social class. Even though the upper and lower class were effected, the middle class experienced the biggest effect. The middle class grew bigger than ever due to capitalism and economic growth from the new increase in factory worker and the need of specialized workers. Also, the role of…show more content…
The Industrial Revolution allowed certain men to make great fortunes and build monopolistic businesses. The Industrial Revolution also read to a reform by governments in their creation of regulatory state that were designed to protect workers and consumers. Also, governments created new minimum wage laws, child labor laws, safety requirements, injury compensation and pension requirements which impacted the standard of working for the working class in the factories which created a safer environment for work during the Industrial
Get Access