How the Industrial Revolution Transitioned Production

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The Industrial Revolution was the transition of labor intensive production methods to machine production methods. This Revolution began in England in the 18th century and ended in the 19th century. The introduction of the Industrial Revolution influenced the daily life of an individual and increased the standard of living for nations worldwide participating in this revolution. Without the Industrial Revolution, refined inventions of today would not have been invented thus creating a slower and less effective method of producing goods and services in large quantities. The Industrial Revolution is the most important Revolution to occur in man’s existence on earth, and has opened door to assist man in understanding and conquering great obstacles in this environment. Suppose a world without all the technological advances available to people today, this was the world during the early 18th century that a large portion of the American people had to live in. This means life rapidly changed with the introduction of the Industrial Revolution. This period ignited a change in the way previous generations had manufactured goods, which was by man power and horsepower. The production method by hand usually took a considerably great amount of time and energy and was only effective in the cases of small scale production. Take for instance, family oriented businesses such as textile and agricultural produce. “The whole family took part in cloth making. One daughter brushed the cotton between two carding brushes, to straighten the fibers into roving bands of unspun fibers. The mother and older daughter did the spinning while the father weaved cloth on a band loom.” Every person within a family had a specific job that would be a vital contribution t... ... middle of paper ... ... countries. “During the month of the year 1901, there were over 388,931 thousand immigrants that landed on Ellis Island in New York harbor or on angel islands in San Francisco Bay.” The journey to America was most difficult for immigrants who travelled for the cheapest thus experiencing the poorest accommodation’s. Below the deck on the ship was were the poorest immigrants ate, slept, and socialized with one another with little ventilation throughout the journey lasting weeks. With the eagerness and excitement in the hearts of these immigrants, they were determined to endure the journey with the goal of starting a new life for themselves and their families. However, not all immigrants that arrived of the ferries got off. “Persons with contagious or incurable diseases were sent back, and a far greater number of others on the ground that were likely to become sick.”

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