Transportation's Role In The Industrial Revolution

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Sometimes the consequences of war are greater than the war itself. After several intense and financially exhausting wars, many countries around the world suffered an economic downfall. Britain, France, Germany, the United States, and many other countries all had similar issues and they all followed eachother out of those issues. Poverty struck in almost every country that has engaged in war. War led countries to rely on the scraps of which covered the land. Movements and actions were taken to get these countries out of the "hole" they were in. Great Britain, sparked the industrial revolution, and led a movement that would soon change the world. During the late 18th century, Great Britain needed to lift up their economy so they began creating machines to reduce the amount of labor people went through to produce goods. In order to produce goods as efficiently as possible, machines were made to speed up the proccess of making those goods. This would not only…show more content…
Transportation played an important role in the industrial revolution because the people needed transportation to get the made goods to the consumers. Many factories were located in urban areas rather than rural areas. The reason for this was that they could use natural resources and have a large supply of it. Natural resources that were close to the factories would make for easy production in large quantities. One of the most important pieces of transportation was the railroads and trains. The trails would connect to other places that would allow for trade with other countries. Commerce would then turn international and globally. Vehicles were also created to transport goods to stores where the consumers would purchase them. With the development of transportation, it was a lot easier to move things around to where they were meant to go. The revolution impacted the world so much that even society began to change and things became
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