Technological Changes During The Industrial Revolution

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Throughout certain points in history, technology has been modified and replaced by new technological innovations. These innovations have been impactful on certain areas of the world and certain groups of people: especially during the major period of the Industrial Revolution and countries affected by imperialism. From aqueducts to internet connections, all different types of technological advances have impacted everyone at a certain point in time. Even though all of the advances are rather important, two certain ones can be more important than others. Those two certain advantages are the steam engine and the factory system, which both replaced old ways of labor.

The steam engine, invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712, was used for transporting materials and was also used in mines. The steam engine replaced human and animal labor, for this type of physical labor would wear anyone out after a long period. The strenuous labor would also make materials take a while to get to their predetermined area. The steam engine, as opposed to physical labor, would never wear out and materials would get to where they needed to be in a shorter period of time. Not only did the steam engine improve transportation, it also …show more content…

This modification was a positive one, for the factory system made making products quicker if there was a high demand for them, which there usually was. There would also almost always be a surplus of products, thus making the selling price of the products lower and the lower classes of the society could afford the products. This advancement affected all of the areas impacted by the Industrial Revolution, spreading everywhere and becoming the system of production most of the world uses today, especially in more technologically advanced countries, such as the U.S. and

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