How Did The Industrial Revolution Change European Society

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Europe took a new shape in there world. It was the Industrial revolution that changed and made what Europe was today. Because of this new idea of the Industrial revolution, the social, technical, and political structure have changed. Although many fundamental ideas have stayed, much has changed. During the period 1750-1850 C.E., the social structure and technology changed from a basic class of poor and rich and very simple machines, to a growing middle class and very advanced machines used by factories, while the political ideology stayed the same. Before the revolution, many people were separated into only two classes: the poor and rich. However, after the revolution, a growing class was soon visible to everybody’s, the middle class. Before the revolution, much of the population remained as either wealthy landowner and government officials, or poor farmers and few craftsman. After the revolution, the middle class proved not to qualify either poor or rich, but a bridge between. Because factories offered higher wages and better working conditions, the middle class was able to separate itself from the rest from the lower class. These people were often…show more content…
An example of this the steam engine. Before the revolution, sailing was a scale you had to master to head out into the sea. Because of the tough weather, dangerous seas, and long distance, many people would have to risk their lives to head out to sea. However, because of the steam engine, people were able to haul more goods, increase their speed, and build larger ships. This meant that Europe was able to boost sea trade and haul more goods, which lead them to be more wealthy. Also, the telegraph was also a big invention that pave the way for the future. Because people could now communicate long distance, people could further organize long distance trade or exchange new ideas quicker, which also boosted the the progress of the industrial
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