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.
Urbanization simply means developments and expansion of cities. In the industrial revolution period, with the increase of number factories and industries, farming lands were used up for those. Thus, villages turned into cities. People started to accumulate one main place and left villages, which were not giving advantages for farming. The urban life was changed and replaced with modernity such as “bus services, sidewalks, street lights, steam heating of homes, icebox refrigeration, indoor plumbing, sewing machines, canned food, urban sewage systems and medicine” (7).
How Did the Industrial Revolution Lead to Urban Growth? The Industrial Revolution lead to urban growth by creating economic growth. This is because factories started opening up when people started inventing machines to produce and manufacture products longer and more efficiently. These factories needed workers to function, so people in need of jobs migrated towards the factories. These people included immigrants and other poor people in need of some extra money.
A spectacular and sweeping revolution that illuminated Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Industrial Revolution existed as a distinguishing event that changed the course of Europe for centuries to come. The Industrial Revolution is summed up as the period in Europe in which the growth of technological innovation sparked improvements in the European way of production. Large factories opened to mass-produce textiles, and the new steam engine allowed mines to operate more efficiently. The Industrial Revolution, moreover, completely transformed the European way of life. Despite the revolution’s many successes, its core reveals a darker.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century during the Victorian era, London was the largest city in Europe. During this period and mainly due to the effects of the Industrial Revolution, a great many innovations and developments were taking place in all areas of society. The industrial revolution changed families and lifestyles and also made a huge impact on the conditions living there as well. The classes were divided during this era to poor working-class, middle-class and most well-off Victorians. Industrialization drew a large numbers workers away from their homes and into large cities which caused the population to be increased at an unprecedented rate, crowding them into miserable housing, which spurred a high demand for cheap housing and slums.
The industrial revolution had a great impact on the American society. It created many jobs and great opportunities for the working community. It was a time of change and rapid growth for America. Many of the inventions created during the industrial revolution are still being used today. Some of the inventions include the steam engine, light bulb, and telephone.
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 was a time period where the face of industry changed dramatically. The Industrial Revolution was one of the most productive times of history. Many of the changes in the Industrial Revolution are what make our everyday life possible. The long lasting impact that they had changed lives forever. There were hundreds of inventions during the time, but a few of the important ones were the cotton gin, the steam engine, and the spinning jenny.
Johnson’s “The Ghost Map” gives a very detailed narrative of life in London during the mid-1850’s. We see a city full of growth on a massive scale. The population was growing exponentially, industrial technology allowed supply to keep up with demand, and Victorian ideas were bustling through the streets. However, the waste from this massive growth was piling up just as fast. London became the largest city in Europe all the while creating a breeding ground for disease.
The 2nd Industrial Revolution had a substantial impact on the world, especially with all the groundbreaking innovations that came out of this period. The technological advances of this time period are so significant that they usually dominate discussions on the importance of the 2nd Industrial Revolution and its consequences. However, despite all that was done for technology, the 2nd Industrial Revolution played a crucial role both socially and politically. The improvement of the public health system and the spread of urbanization, which led to a rise in the working class; as well as a new political party formation, are just a few examples of the social and political impact the 2nd Industrial revolution had on European society. The public