Industrialization And American Revolutions

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Throughout history nations all over the world have gone through change whether it is a change in power, economy, etc. Some countries go through changes like this peacefully and with a smooth transition. When that happens it usually means that a majority of the people are for the change that is taking place. Unfortunately more often than not most areas do not go through large change peacefully. “A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turnaround") is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.” (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2016). Following big enlightenment ideas of the sixteenth and …show more content…

More efficient and easier ways of doing things or stronger and more effective technology. Beginning in Great Britain in about 1750, the processes of manufacturing were transformed. This is usually referred to as Industrialization. First new sources of energy were discovered. The coal-fired steam engine replaced traditional sources of power such as wood, wind, and water. Nations with abundant coal Such as Great Britain, Germany, and the United States could all benefit from the new technology. Also railroads and steamships, that were fired by perhaps the most used invention in the time of industrialization, the steam engine. All of these new ideas created important links between raw materials, industry, and market. New labor-saving technologies also will come about. Textile production once done by hand, such as spinning and weaving, were mechanized. Factories replaced the cottage industry and became more efficient through the use of interchangeable parts and the assembly line. Although this supposedly was a labor-saving invention, it gave industry a chance to increase their profit exponentially. But to make this money, the factory owners forced women and children to work extremely long hours. So, even though industrialization was good for countries as a whole it hurt the lower class poor people who worked in textile …show more content…

There they would be able to “share” their culture with other peoples. Being more technologically advanced than other countries, Europe was able to bully their way to taking other countries natural resources, because no one had the technology or weaponry to stop them. With the new power that comes with industrial domination people in Europe achieved Nationalism,the feeling of pride in one’s country. This allowed them to achieve and obtain more than other countries because of the sense of confidence that went along with the

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