Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

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The industrial revolution was the most important event in the economic development of Britain. It happened during the 1840s and it created many new inventions and concepts that brought wealth and economic stability for Britain. The industrial revolution also improved global trading. Before the industrial revolution everything was difficult. Transpiration was hard because roads were inefficient and the steam engine was not created yet. Lack of transportation meant that trading was restricted, so everyone’s needs had to be fulfilled using local resources. Everything from wheat to metal had to be created within the local region. But after the industrial revolution everything changed. The industrial revolution had a positive impact on people’s …show more content…

Since the industrial revolution was solely powered by coal, it produced massive amounts of carbon dioxide that affected our earth. The pollution also affected a lot of people living in urban areas that were polluted by these gasses. In 1952, around 4000 people died because of polluted air in London over the course of several days. Pollution didn’t just affect humans; it also affected the animals and plants in the area, so wildlife suffered. Pollution was not all air pollution there was a lot of water pollution as well. During the 1850s acid rain was a problem that rose due to the pollution caused by coal plants. Many diseases were caused because of polluted water like cholera and typhoid. Cholera is an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine. The disease causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Typhoid is a bacterial fever that is accompanied by red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation. The industrial revolution was the start of creating carbon dioxide; at the time burning coal didn’t seem like a big problem. Today people are experiencing the effects of burning fossil fuels. Global warming is becoming a significant problem that humans will have to deal with. In conclusion, the industrial revolution brought many positives to Britain and the world but it also brought negatives that caused a lot of people to suffer and die. The industrial revolution brought child labor, where kids had to work for long hours without being paid enough and put themselves in danger. It also brought horrible work conditions for miners and factory workers that were put in danger because of flooding and explosions. Finally, it brought pollution, which brought diseases like typhoid and

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