Mass production became a big theme during this time, which allowed prices to lower on several goods. Trade with other countries, also helped these businesses. For Britain where the Industrial Revolution seemed to hit first, trade really benefited them. Since they had the largest ship fleet, they could trade with the Americas very easily and in high quantity. Those countries relied on Britain for trade as well as others in
The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th-19th centuries rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Before the Industrial Revolution manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or simple machines. Industrialization created a shift to powered machines, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the steam engine, played certain roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved ways of transportation, communication and banking. While industrialization brought about an increased volume and variety of manufactured items and an improved standard of living for some, it also resulted in often bad employment and living conditions for the poor.
After the Civil War, the United States as a nation was ready to leave the conflicts of the past behind. The country moved forward quickly into a new age of invention, consumerism, and ingenuity. After years of slavery and fighting, Americans began to shape modern life as it is known today. New inventions - the telephone, the lightbulb, the assembly line - revolutionized the American way of life. However, the Gilded Age is called so for a reason - underneath the shiny gold exterior was a dull, hard existence for those who were not at the top.
Introduction The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and quickly spread throughout the world. This time period saw the mechanization of agriculture and textile manufacturing and a revolution in power. This is a period whereby societies transformed from primarily agricultural societies into ones based on the manufacturing of goods and services. This paper aims to discuss how the industrial revolution of 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840 led to an increased need for human services. The industrial revolution ended the domestic system of production, and created an urban working class.
In the early 1860s, an estimated one-fifth of the workers in Britain’s textile industry were younger than 15. Industrialization also meant that artisans and craftsmen were no longer required for producing goods of their expertise. Moreover, people from the rural areas flocked to the small urban centers of industrialization and soon there was not enough space and food to accommodate them all. This resulted in improper housing, malnourishment and unhealthiness in the small towns and cities. Diseases were rampant.
The Industrial Revolution changed the world as it is seen today. Unlike the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution had more physical and inventive changes then the concept of ideas and the exchange or elaboration of ideas, which were created in the Enlightenment period. Starting from the eighteenth century and ending around the nineteenth century in Britain, the Industrial Revolution was “a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban.”(history.com). This included the transition from using human labor to machine labor in some occasional occupations. This included the iron and textile industries.
The Clock’s Impact The invention of the clock helped to bring a massive change not only in America but other countries around the world. However, it was not until the Industrial Revolution that they began to receive popularity due to its efficiency in being able to tell when the steam train would arrive. In class, we talked about the influence trains had on time and how it impacted people to direct their schedule according to the change in time rather than looking up to the sun. Trains were a major improvement in reducing the time needed to reach a certain point or destination, and helped to bring a new type of transportation that was not only fast but efficient as well. The clock helped people to adapt to the new change and ease them in the process of getting comfortable with work from that point on.
The industrial Revolution changed the lives of the millions of people living on the earth, it would transform the way we think, work and play forever. And it all started in Great Britain. Before the Industrial Revolution happened, society in Great Britain consisted of small, rural, agricultural communities with a ruling political social elite. But as the 18th century progressed, an explosion of new ideas and new technological inventions transformed the way Britain used energy, creating an increasingly industrial and urbanized country. Thousands kilometres of roads, canals and railway were made of use to transport material swiftly and efficiently.
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.
How the Industrial Revolution Caused the Utopian Society What is the Industrial Revolution? The industrial revolution began in the 1770’s in England. The Revolution consisted of the economy slowly developing and changing with the employers wanting more money and produce produced, which inspired new ideas. Machines started being invented, coal and oil soon began to power the machines, instead of humans, and working environments soon became safe. Britain began the revolution first, it then quickly spread to some of Europe, the U.S, the remaining parts of Europe, and then slowly to the “Asian Tigers” (Cite WCP).
The industrialization of England brought a lot of change to the nation. It was either a good change or a bad change. It all depended on what the change was, for example more factories meant that there were more jobs or more people in the city meant that it was over populated. England had the resources to build, to use, and they had land to build in. They had many waterways connecting the East Coast and the West Coast, this allowed them to do many things, for example the rivers was a source of power for these factories.
What new technologies enabled the growth of interregional trade networks and agricultural development (be specific)? The invention of paper money, the compass, and larger trading ships helped grow interregional trade networks such as the Indian Ocean Trade Route and the Mediterranean Trade Route. Paper money helped trade because it is easier to produce and lighter to trade with than traditional metal coins. The invention of the compass let traders out at sea sail without fear of getting lost, which helped ships get to their destinations quicker than before. Large trading ships, like the Chinese junks, allowed more goods to be transported at a time since they can carry so much more across the ocean.