The Industrial Revolution Introduction to the Revolution The Industrial revolution was a time of drastic change marked by the general introduction of power-driven machinery. This change generally helped life, but it had its disadvantages as well. Pollution, such as Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere rose, working conditions declined, and the number of women and children working increased. The government, the arts, literature, music, architecture and man's way of looking at life all changed during this period. Two revolutions took place.
Life was drastically changed during the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was a period of time where machinery was used for manufacturing massive production of goods that began in England in the middle 1700s. This revolution was significant because machinery now changed the way nations produced and distributed goods; therefore, it increased the availability and affordability of goods for all people. To understand the Industrialization Revolution, it is necessary to take a closer look at the Pre-Industrialization. During the Pre-Industrialization, most people belonged to either high or low-class not middle class, and many were farmers who lived in the countryside. Also, goods were made by hand thus the products were not readily affordable or available. However, agricultural revolution, population growth, natural resources, factors of production,inventions and transportation all contributed to the growth of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution resulted in positive and negative changes that paved the way for the working condition and wages, living condition and reform of social class.
The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change and increased efficiency. No more would be goods be produced by sole means of farming and agriculture, but now by the use of machinery and factories. Technology was beginning to increase along with the food supply as well as the population. However, this increase in population would greatly impact the social aspect of that time. Urbanization was becoming much more widespread. Cities were becoming overwhelmingly crowded and there was an increase in disease as well as harsh child labor. Although child labor would be reduced somewhat due to unions, the Industrial Revolution still contained both it’s positive and negative results.
What effects did the Industrial Revolution have on American? The Industrial Revoultion affected America socially, politcally, and financally . Throughout that time era there were many postive and negative effects from the revolution. Many people visualized it as a new opportunity and others critized the encroahment of the heavy industry onto both nature, and society. The Industrial Revolution was a big turning point in American history. Before the Industrial Revolution America was really slow with mass production. Almost everyone farmed, after the industrial revolution more people lived in cities and worked in factories than ever before. Cities population sky rocketed which caused for cities to be more crowded, which prompted the rise of better transportation, land speculation, real estate boom. The standard of living rose tremendasly. It changed the whole outlook for families who had too move to the city so that they could work. It was one of the main contributions to the growth of cities. Early Industries were not too fond of their workers either so this also led to the rise of labor unions til this day they still exist. The Industrial Revolution was all about making things easier and faster in mass produce.
A movement of industrialization transformed nations everywhere. Many countries experienced social and economic prosperity in this period known as the Industrial Revolution. The people of these countries also experienced change (Jacob, par. 1-5). Prior to the revolution, life for many was much different, allowing for many changes to occur; innovations reached several countries involved in this movement, and the lives of the citizens were largely impacted both positively and negatively.
The Industrial Revolution is a major turning point in mankind's history. It is no more viewed as the drastic change that its name prescribes, for it was the consequence of an economic evolution that began in the sixteenth century. However, the eighteenth century does speak to an unequivocal change in innovation technology and the growth of economy. The acclaimed inventions–the spinning jenny, the steam engine, coke smelting, thus forth–deserve their eminence, for they mark the begin of a process that has conveyed the West, in any event, to the mass thriving of the twenty-first century. The motivation behind this article is to identify what happened in the eighteenth century, in Britain, and how the methodology of their invention has converted the world.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, European economy commenced to gradually industrialize. This development, significantly more than any other, differentiated the West from other civilizations for centuries to come. The economic development, known as the European Industrial Revolution, resulted in a stable economic growth, despite major faults in factory owner’s executions or depressions. One criticized aspect of the revolution is the working conditions, famous for it’s harsh nature. The labor force adopted the “rigorous discipline exercised by the new industrial capitalists,” which proved to be traumatic, dangerous, and strict. As a response to the working conditions, reform groups, differing in approach, were formed such as trade unions, the Luddites, and the Chartists, however despite their efforts, very little was succeeded in ameliorating the conditions.
The Anthropocene marks a point in time where human activities were able to greatly alter the environment, some historians believe that it marked the point in time where the industrial revolution began (1700CE to 1900CE). The Industrial revolution essentially was mankind’s breakthrough into modernity, the rapid advancements in technology and the utilisation of fossil fuels gave man a seemingly infinite supply of energy that could be used to transform manual processes into automated ones which was a massive game changer for the manufacturing, communications and transportation industries.(1)
The Industrial Revolution was an era between 1780 and 1850 where new inventions and machinery flourished, replacing human labor with machines in the production and manufacturing of goods. The Cottage Industry helped give rise to the Industrial Revolution with its inventions such as the flying shuttle, spinning jenny, water frame, and spinning mule, all of which were mainly operated by women. This opened new opportunities for women in the working industry but this also introduced working class injustices, gender exploitation, and standard-of-living issues. Women 's experiences in factories reflected the profound social changes of the revolution and continuities with traditional working-class ways of life through their poor working conditions, demoralization, and little reward for their hard work.