Industrial Revolution Historical Analysis

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The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in 1760 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 changed from reliance on agricultural and handmade products to an emphasis on manufacturing of goods and services (Kendall, 2015). The industrial revolution did not only bring positive results on the lives of people. 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. Before the introduction of machinery,
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For those who enjoyed the fruits of this revolution, it has made the difference between poverty and prosperity. Before the revolution, the majority of people lived on farmland, small towns, or villages where there was little manufacturing. The manufacturing that did take place was in homes or rural areas and it was done by hand. The industrial revolution introduced the concept of companies and factories being able to create goods using machinery, as opposed to a family working together at home. The essential core of the process described here was technological, consisting of a better way of producing things or the production of new things. Some of the technical innovations brought with them necessarily some other changes: factories, large concentrations of capital, new forms of labour discipline (Sidney, 1981). Therefore the major purpose of the Industrial Revolution was to have more goods produced at a lower cost and improve the lives of…show more content…
Among others are natural resources, increase in population, improved transportation, high immigration, new inventions and investment capital. That is, it occurred because there was abundance of forests and cheap resource for building material. There was a large supply of waters which was a vital source for power for businesses and shipping industry. Also, there were minerals such as coal, iron, copper and silver that generated fuel, tools, electricity and money. An increase in population caused an increase of demand hence growth of industries. Additionally, as people immigrated, some immigrants were skilled in trades that helped the industry grow and unskilled workers provided cheap labour. Moreover, new inventions helped produce goods more efficiently. It had the natural resources available (iron ore and coal). And Britain had all these that is why the revolution started there. Since the country enjoyed a long period of political stability after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, it had a large enough working mass to make production work and had enough money and land to support the many things needed to start
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