The First Industrial Revolution changed agriculture customs and the Second Industrial Revolution caused changes in production techniques, but both helped the United States industrialize and become the most successful country in the world. During the First Industrialization Revolution, there were extreme changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. Industrialization began in Britain because of the surplus of raw materials, making it one of the most dominant countries in machinery. Before the Civil War, most people were not wage owners because they either worked on agriculture or in small single-owner crafts. The Industrial Revolution began with the invention of the steam engine in Britain in 1793 by James Watt, which was used to minerals from mines.
He is the man who improved the textile industry in America (US History). Slater opened the first mill in the United States in 1790; the design of the mill was originally from a British model ... ... middle of paper ... ...d the factory gets to make money of what they bought. From approximately 1880 to 1920 agriculture added 2.1 million workers. Employment rate increased tremendously, because more people were need so larger quantities of products can be produced (NCBI). Even though there were rough and risky activities that many innocent people went through or had to do, the industrial revolution was the greatest to ever happen to America.
Inventions starting from the cotton gin by Eli Whitney to the Model T invented by Henry Ford, the American lives and economy changed drastically. Changing from the agrarian economy to the manufacturing and textile industries, it opened doors to most people to start a new job in a new economy. It would not have been possible to achieve the simplest tasks as we would have today if it was not for the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the Industrial Revolution was a remarkable phenomenon in America’s history.
By the eighteenth century all of Western Europe had begun to industrialize rapidly, but in England the process was faster than in other parts of the world. This may be attributed to a number of factors: large deposits of coal were still available for industrial fuel. abundant labor supply to mine coal and iron, man the factories. Fleet remained from old commercial empire Ability to furnish raw materials (through colonies) capital to invest industrial development not interrupted by war Soon all Western Europe was more or less industrialized, and the coming of electricity and cheap steel after 1850 further speeded the process. (Rempel) The countryside was transformed between 1760 and 1830 from the open-field system of cultivation to make way for compact farms and enclosed fields (pay flat tax on land, must be surveyed and fenced in).
While there are many important facets of the industrial revolution that took place in Western Europe there are two very important results in relation to imperialism. One is simply the advancement of the economies. Switching over to an industrial society meant that greater volumes of raw materials were required, because the concept of industrial society is using mechanization to produce quality goods on a mass scale. In doing this much of the labor forces naturally moved from agricultural areas to industrial ones. And so not only was a smaller percentage of the population providing the necessary inputs for many industrially produced goods, but the quantit... ... middle of paper ... ... industrial sector but would experience many setbacks simply due to the size, diversity, and traditional ways of Russian workers.
The GDP’s newfound growth was both a cause and effect of the Industrial Revolution. Economic changes allowed people to buy more and growing populations led to heightened demand for goods. Inventions accelerated trade phenomenally by producing new products for the masses, and making old luxuries available to the public. Yet, the Industrial Revolution was only the beginning of a long and challenging path to civilized life for most Americans. “In the first decades of the Industrial Revolution, the standard of living of the factory workers was shockin... ... middle of paper ... .... Watt, James.
The most far-reaching, influential transformation of human culture since the advent of agriculture eight or ten thousand years ago, was the industrial revolution of eighteenth century Europe. The consequences of this revolution would change irrevocably human labor, consumption, family structure, social structure, and even the very soul and thoughts of the individual. This revolution involved more than technology; to be sure, there had been industrial "revolutions" throughout European history and non-European history. In Europe, for instance, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw an explosion of technological knowledge and a consequent change in production and labor. However, the industrial revolution was more than technology-impressive as this technology was.
Due to strides made during the Industrial Revolution, Manchester led the world in the textile industry with the use of the mechanized cotton mill. This led to an influx of people migrating to Manchester seeking work. The booming industry caused by this rapid urbanization greatly benefitted the rest of Europe, but the citizens of Manchester suffered great morale and health declines. While a select few continued to highlight the great accomplishments of the city, the overwhelming majority of sources shows that Manchester was not a desirable home for workers during the Industrial
Introduction Industrial revolution was about machines coordinated to make goods, energy from non-animal and sources that made the industry grew faster and changed all aspects of society, which was most profound effect since agriculture, Government change(Political and military balance as well as Europe as dominant power). Furthermore for most it transformed social classes and higher standard of living. This included Britain which originates the industrial revolution that was the main shift of the technological, cultural conditions and socio-economic issues that occurred in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in some western countries and spread throughout the world. Due to the industrial revolution the proletariat’s lifestyle has
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.