Industrial Revolution Research Paper

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In the 3rd term we have learned about Industrialization and Nationalism. We have discussed issues like the Industrial Revolution and how it transform economics and societies throughout the world. Also what some of the problems that resulted from the Industrial Revolution and how the Age of Reform attempted to address these problems. The Industrial Revolution transformed economics and societies throughout the world by first the factories changing how things were manufactured. Machines allowed man to produce items much quicker, which made it easier and quicker to distribute items around the world. The steam engine was one of the most important inventions of the Industrial Age. With the steam engine, inventions like the steamship were produced. …show more content…

And when factories become a more easily used service around the world it allowed more jobs to be created, and products to be produced more quickly and inexpensively. The American Industrial Revolution announced the idea of capitalism, an economic principle that Adam Smith theorized in Wealth of Nations. The factories that came up in the Industrial Revolution portrayed the capitalist principle of wage labor, in which workers disvalued ownership of the means of production in return for an hourly wage. This process concentrated wealth in the hands of industrialists, who made focus became tied to a consumer market. During the Industrial Revolution, capitalist America, with its large population and vast natural resources, became an economic place that took advantage of a vast internal and international consumer market. Americans lived in a self sustaining rural residential area. The Industrial Rotation witnessed the evolution of large urban centers, such as Boston and New York, and sparked a massive international migration of workers. Also gave unskilled workers jobs. Most Americans not …show more content…

The working conditions for the factory workers was not clean nor safe. Factory workers were forced to work long hard hours of tedious work with little pay. Also there were no laws preventing young children from doing this work ,so children labor became very popular thing to do in the workplace. There was also overcrowded working quarters because most of the farm land was taken up for the factories. The Industrial Revolution impacted the environment. The world saw a major increase in population, which, along with an increase in living standards, led to the depletion of natural resources. The use of chemicals and fuel in factories resulted in increased air and water pollution and an increased use of fossil fuels. When The Age of Reform tried to fix all the issues that the Industrial Revolution caused the Government to passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories. Young children were working very long hours in workplaces where conditions were often terrible. However, the passing of this act did not mean that the mistreatment of children stopped overnight. Using these sources, investigate how the far the act had solved the problems of child labour. Also during the 1800s individuals who believed in liberalism were very active in politics. British liberals helped enact numerous reforms to protect individuals political and civil

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  • Explains that in the 3rd term, they have learned about industrialization and nationalism. they have discussed issues like the industrial revolution and how it transforms economics and societies throughout the world.
  • Explains how the industrial revolution transformed economics and societies throughout the world by first the factories changing how things were manufactured. the steam engine helped the idea of factories spread through the distribution of items.
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