The Industrial Revolution witnessed the evolution of large urban centers, such as Boston and New York City. It changed society from agrarian to mechanical, which further moved jobs to larger cities. As every coin has two sides, there are negative sides to this. Primarily, it caused severe pollution. The environment condition was bad with smokes surrounding them.
From 1760 to 1840, the Industrial Revolution appeared and developed in England. The political advantages in England launched the start of the Industrial Revolution. The Parliament, provided by the government, was created between 1800-1810, and gave permission for innovators to create machinery. This introduced a profit motive and rise of scientific ideas. With the support of political input, commoners and entrepreneurs were able to create their own wealth.
The Working Class in the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution changed the world with its innovations which changed the lives of humans, how people live, work, and survive. One of the things that the Industrial Revolution impacted was the British working class. The Industrial Revolution did help people and some of its effects were positive such as giving workers stable jobs, but mostly the Industrial Revolution brought a lower standard of living for the working class. The negative effects the Industrial Revolution had on workers' lives were the inhumane working conditions, injuries they suffered, and poor living conditions. All of these negative effects outweigh the positive effects and make it a time that was terrible for the working class.
The Industrial Revolution which originated from England, slowly began its worldwide expansion in the mid-1700. The modern world was formed through the modifications made during the time of the revolution and new imperialism. Technology advancements, fresh demands due to imperialism and more efficiently produced resources, they time period flourished for many years. The Industrial Revolution and New Imperialism resulted in both favorable and undesirable outcomes. Many sources led to the Industrial Revolution including new production requirements and technological enhancements.
Think of what people sacrificed for us to have computers, cellphones, microwaves, and electrical power to use on a daily basis. During the Industrial Revolution, which was between the late 18th and 20th centuries, people started to invent new technologies that made products quickly and more efficiently. However, children were being exploited by their bosses, England also was forbidding colonies to develop any domestic industries, and people didn’t live in sanitized areas. I believe that the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England in that time period. According to document one, the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England because children and women were being treated unfairly.
The Industrial Revolution’s birth in England was due to: its Geography, the Agricultural Revolution, and the political stability. The first factor that contributed to the Industrial Revolution was England’s geography. “England...has been fortunate in processing the natural condition necessary for success””her harbors are plentiful, that she is not ill-off for rivers, and that no part of the country is farther than seventy miles from the sea”(doc 4). The rivers and abundant natural resources had a big role to play in the increasing demand for new technologies. Water and coal were very abundant and were used to power machines and factories.
There were some positives; for instance, children were allowed to receive proper education and the adults having enough money to put food on the table. However, that wouldn't change the fact that the Industrial Revolution was full of self-interested factory owners. Which meant that the factory owners only cared about their lives better.
“Other European countries lagged far behind. Their bourgeoisie lacked the wealth, power, and opportunities of their British, French, and Belgian counterparts. Political conditions in the other nations also hindered industrial expansion”(Industrial Revolution). Even though Britain had a great market supply and was politically stable, its raw materials drove its success. Britain’s wealth was created because of its trade ports and surplus of raw materials such as coal and iron.
Looking at the past, and exploring technologies that have had an impact on society is a valuable tool for entrepreneurs. There is much to learn about the Industrial Revolution and how the technologies developed at the time played such a huge role. The Industrial Revolution first instigated in England, then spread like wildfire throughout the world during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The lives of ordinary people was transformed dramatically, by a series of engineering inventions and industrial achievements allowing industry to develop so fast that society could barely keep up. One of the major inventions that helped launch the industrial revolution was the steam Locomotive.
The Industrial Revolution not only transformed the everyday life of people in a positive way but had an overall negative affect to the people who lived and worked in Britain. Young children were made to work long, tiring hours in very unsafe work environments for little to no benefits. This was also a time period for new inventions, overcrowded cities, diseases, and social change. During the time period of 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840, the era known as the Industrial Revolution occured. This was a time period in which underlying changes began to happen in agriculture, textile, metal manufacturing, economic policies, social structure, and transportation (Dickens 1).