Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution during 1760 to 1820 in Great Britain was a burgeoning period. The revolution brought massive benefits and changes on socioeconomic and cultural conditions. Firstly, it pushed the development of socioeconomic, and also released a great amount of working opportunity. At second his extraordinary change made the communication and transportation more efficient. Lastly, this revolution it made the production of agriculture boost, and fewer workers were needed in farm work. The Great Britain Industrial Revolution assisted the growth of agriculture, communication, transportation and socioeconomic. At first, the economic changes were made by new machines and new methods introduced and invented. Machines replaced human in method of production, and people relocated their working place from home to factory (Changes…). Because of the working place was stable, the production in textile increased and made in better qualities, so those could be sold for higher prices. At second, the standard of living grew higher as more productions were made. During 1819 and 1851, the wages rapidly grew for all groups of workers, including blue-collar and white-collar. It was twice as much as the wages during 1781 to 1819, and it was surprising how the wages were doubled in just thirty years. Thus, the revolution helped to create a higher standard of living and assisted the capitalism further down the road. Communication and transportation also enhanced during this period. Three main types of transportation that developed during the Industrial Revolution were waterways, roads and railroads. The cheapest way to carry iron and coal is transported on waterways. Businessman and merchants used big ships to carry cargos, and th... ... middle of paper ... ...ntroduced. Tools in agriculture plays an important role, nothing could be done without tools. Better tools can be more efficient, such as iron plow; it is stronger than the wooden one and the usage were much longer. Also an “Englishman named Jethro Tull, who introduced an improved seed drill in 1701.”(Agriculture) The seed drill could sow seeds in a straight line, so the space between those seeds will be much likely equal and the plants could grow better. All in all, the Industrial Revolution definitely made positive changes and bought benefits. No matter it was on agriculture or economic, the benefits it made were all becoming effective. Our modern life style is also affected by the revolution, for example: railroads and Morse code. With such a fast-paced development, it is hard for us now to imagine what will the world be in 50 years.

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