How Did The Industrial Revolution Change In Great Britain

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Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution led to many major changes in Great Britain through the advent of science, technology, improvements to agriculture and economic growth. The industrial revolution began during the 18th Century and during this time improved the lives of many British citizens through the creation of new jobs, increased trade and the invention of new technologies. This essay will look at how the industrial revolution impacted on certain areas. Transport is not the same as it is today, back then people used carriages that were pulled by horses to trade, it took at least a few days to get from Manchester to London. The roads before were bumpy, harming/damaging any type of fragile goods that were being transported,…show more content…
New towns became established and cities became even bigger with the increased number of factories and warehouses. As such railway systems became more organised and transport was cheaper and quicker and towns were no longer isolated. New roads and iron bridges were built and canals were expanded to increase the distribution of livestock and consumables. These changes also led to changes in how society lived. The revolution increased the size of the population in certain areas and urbanisation within the cities, as more people moved in search of employment. The Industrial revolution led to a two tier class system- one consisting of wealthy industrialists, ship owners and merchants. The second consisting of hard working class people who lived in over crowded environments and worked long hours with minimum comforts. In this class, children worked in factories and were ill-treated. Women spent less time with their family as they moved from the farms to the factories. It is argued that the Industrial Revolution saw the creation of the middle class whose newfound prosperity allowed them to spend their free time visiting theatres, concert halls and the
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