The British Industrial Revolution was the era where a series of technological discoveries increased the production rate of manufacturing, thus increasing the demand for products. This left the leading companies at the time looking for a way to quicken their production rate. The solution came in very small packages… children. They were a fundamental part of the human workforce that powered the Industrial Revolution. However, they were often treated in the most brutal ways possible.
The period from 1877 to 1920s economic, political and social crises hits the American society. During this period industrialization significantly impacted people 's lives in a variety of ways. The booming industries transformed America into urban culture. However, this transition came with complex social, economic and political challenges. Living conditions of workers, housing, transportation, epidemic, an environmental problem emerged with the growing industries and urbanization in the country.
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). The start of the Industrial Revolution began in the early 18th century when people in Britain began to lack lumber in which they were using to build buildings and put into their ships for heating (Allen 1). “In their search for something else to burn, they turned to the hunks of black stone (coal) that they found near the surface of the earth” (Allen 2). “ In the space of a single century, the Industrial Revolution ushered in new machines and technology, rich new sources of energy, and lucrative new forms of business and commerce” (Hillstrom 10). In 1776, James Watt designed an engine in which burning coal began to produce steam
The 1920s also known as the “Roaring Twenties” is best remembered by a time period of change and rebirth throughout America. Before World War 1, the 1800s had been a time period of disagreements and conflicts, but also an industrialisation period of prosperity and growth. Towards the late 1800s the economy grew, wages and production rapidly increased. The opportunities that were available in America caused many to cross the seas in search for jobs and political and religious freedom. From 1861 to 1865 the United States was destroyed by the bloody Civil War which led to more than 600,000 deaths.
Before World War I the world’s most powerful countries were fraught with nationalistic ideals that increased friction amongst them. With the start of a Second Industrial Revolution, these countries, such as Great Britain, Russia, France, Austria-Hungary, and Germany, developed exponentially economically and produced complex realignments socially and politically. World War I, although seemingly sudden, was not a surprise; however, the consequences of the war did change the world. The impact the Second Industrial Revolution had on countries was the kick start of growth from a recession that hurt everyone. Along with economic growth came the increase in nationalism, war, and the fight for expansion.
A shock city is the urban place that represents a massive and rapid changes in social, economic, and cultural life (urbanization) due to many factors, including new models of transportation such as railroads, industrialization, and other factors. The first city that was considered the “shock city” was actually Manchester, England. It grew very quickly, and it was the world’s first industrialized city and the home of the cotton industry, cottonopolis - a metropolis centered on cotton trading. Same as Manchester, Chicago was also the “shock city” of North America because of its rapid growth. Both cities were industrial cities, Chicago rose from a struggling village sunk in the middle of a grassland creek to a metropolis city.
Sick man of Europe-Two disintegration before the fall of Ottoman Empire The 19th century, world was changing very quickly. On the one hand, The Industrial Revolution in Europe carried out in full swing. On the other hand, some countries have just opened their doors, by guns and warships. The strength between countries had been expanded. Traditional empire such as Qing and Ottoman got huge impact in all aspects.
Furthermore, between the mid eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century the Industrial Revolution was responsible for creating an entirely new economic situation anxiously blended with uncertainty and complexity. While it knit the world together through insightful technological changes, industrialization also allowed for the modernisation of Euro-American societies and the bulk manufacturing of commodities and finished goods through mechanization. Synonymously it facilitated the obliteration of local environments all over the world with pollution and resource depletion and resulted in Europeans, Americans, and the Japanese dominating cultures and societies around the
In the World War 1 and World War 2 there were many technological and scientific advancements. Unfortunately, many people died because of these advancements. Usually, the improvements were to defend themselves from other enemies. The first inventions lead to other better inventions and feed the hunger of being the best in scientific and technological areas. These inventions were very big and left a mark in the world’s history.