Industrial Revolution Pros And Cons

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1394 words
1394 words

The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution paved way for the development of various innovations that led to increased agricultural output, faster transportation and communication, and better quality of life, which would, in turn, further encouraged the research on and creation of technologies and more efficient systems of knowledge and processes in future periods of time. The outcomes of Industrial Revolution also capacitated urbanization and capitalism (Mack, 2012). The Industrial Revolution has different consequences to societies around the globe. From what historical records show, western countries especially USA and Great Britain benefitted most from the advancements during this time, as they had more resources to allow for the …show more content…

The creation of this equipment was done by Eli Whitney and funded by Catherine Greene. Similar to the birth of other creations, the cotton gin research and construction was driven by an increasing need in America. Specifically, given the complications in tobacco sales and manufacture, Catherine Greene hired Eli Whitney to help American farmers in assisting the cotton industry. With this comes the invention of the cotton gin that allowed for the faster separation of seeds from short-staple cotton (Schur, n.d.). The cotton gin was operated through spinning a handle that automates a rotating cylinder with spikes, which pulls the cotton fibers into the small openings. The seeds were then collected into a box above while the cotton fibers where amassed by rotating brushes just beside the cylinder. As a result of this innovation, farmers and laborers no longer need to allocate numerous hours for the manual separation of seeds. Indeed, cotton gin enabled for the manufacture of fifty pounds of cotton per day (Bellis, …show more content…

For example, in the mid-18th century-mid-19th century or Tokugawa period in Japan, the Japanese authorities prohibited the reception of western concepts and ideas (Victoria and Albert Museum, n.d.). Moreover, during the Industrial Revolution, the Philippines was still under the Spanish rule. Thus, our country was not in par or did not profited from the agricultural advances of the Western societies. As knowledge and freedom was suppressed, the Spanish regime exploited our natural resources and demanded extensive labor work from our ancestors to build various infrastructures and cultivate crops for trade. In particular, Corpuz (1992) stated that during the 1750s, farming was performed using Carabao and ploughs especially in Luzon. The Spanish did not introduce new farming techniques or new agricultural equipment. Improvement in agricultural output was associated with population

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the industrial revolution paved way for various innovations that led to increased agricultural output, faster transportation and communication, and better quality of life. it also capacitated urbanization and capitalism.
  • Explains that the cotton gin, the mechanical reaper, and the canning industry were among the innovations that emerged during the industrial revolution.
  • Explains that technological and scientific advancements from the west did not reach asian countries like japan and philippines during the western industrial revolution.
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