The technical innovations that changed production and transportation had a major effect on trade. Between 1750 and 1800 the industrial revolution had two phases that changed the global economy and trade forever. Within this short period of time, there was drastic changes of the transport infrastructure. First we had the highly developed methods of canal systems which allowed maritime trade to reach new heights and the latter years of the century we had developed the railroad system. The railroad system allowed for more efficient routes and transportation once again was breaking new barriers in the sense we could now transport tons of materials throughout the country.
Pollution really became a major issue as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Hand labor was replaced by machine labor, which dramatically increased productivity. Coal power was heavily used to replace all kinds’ manual type work. The railroads were also used to bring materials where ever they were needed replacing river boats and other more manual ways of moving large amounts of material. This all helped to accelerate t... ... middle of paper ... ... growth and a lot of pollution as the world transformed into an Industrial driven economy.
These new ways of transportation opened more areas to many. Additionally, these inventions motivated people to change the world (Pros and Cons). The lightbulb, x-rays, and sewing machines were all inspired by the first inventions. As well as the technological improvements and inventions that were made, another creation of the Industrial Revolution was the
The innovative thinkers, urbanization, and infrastructure made the revolution significant not only in the 1750s but to present day. Without the Revolution, society would have still worked in urban areas, transportation would have not been discovered in the marketplace. Concepts like partnerships and selling shares were triumphant leaps towards expanding the market on a global basis. The industrialization in Britain was a drastic change in the economy, the shift between agriculture in rural area to manufacturing and services in urban locations. This shift is predominant in the present economy, proving that the Industrial Revolution’s legacy expanded globally.
The concept of imperialism is one that has pervaded nearly every major society or empire throughout human history. It seems to be a natural consequence of societies growing in size, power, and knowledge. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries vast changes occurred in Western Europe (and soon spread elsewhere) that spurred a new round of imperialism the likes of which had not been seen before. The changes were the industrial revolution that was taking place. Countries were rapidly advancing to industrial societies producing much greater quantities of goods at much lower costs.
This also happened because new technologies emerged, creating a new push for a commercial way of life. The largest component of the revolution was the use of machines instead of doing work by hand. This is especially true for the manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, use of water and steam power, and the change from burning wood for energy to burning coal for energy. The United States, in the attempt to stay a leading world power, soon caught onto the revolution in the early 1830's, and expanded technologies throughout the 1840's (Landes). In the early 1830's, industry was mainly isolated to areas with fast-moving bodies of water.
Since the invention of the... ... middle of paper ... ...waves realized the higher rate of speed to disseminate information compared to the telephone or telegraph. The idea of speed brought big corporations to seize on the opportunity to expand their audience reach even further. Broadcast stations increased from 6.4 percent 1926 to 30 percent in 1931 (Briggs & Burke, 2009; Poe, 2011). Realizing their potential customer reach, advertisements became a major financial dynamic and it swiftly drove the business of radio (Fang, 1997). Many other entities realized radio’s great potentials, whose intention was to influence the public’s opinion and drive public discourse, bringing in the use of propaganda on the radio waves (Briggs & Burke, 2009; Poe, 2011).
The first machines were powered by water wheels, and the factories were located near fast flowing rivers to provide the power. Over time, the power sources for these machines changed mainly to steam, which boosted the output and the efficiency of the machines. The invention of steam power greatly improved Britain’s primary industries, such as textiles, metalwork and other manufactured goods. The factories, along side the steam powered machines, caused massive amounts of jobs to be created for people to work in the factories. This brought expansion in commerce within Great Britain that lead to Britain becoming the strongest economic power of its time.
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 and the Life in Urban Society The Industrial Revolution began in the late eighteen and nineteenth centuries due to a rapid emergence of modern industrial production that changed society significantly. Goods that were produced in homes and small family businesses began to be produced in large industrial factories. As a result of this, productivity and efficiency increased dramatically, which caused a significant shift in the present economy. The Industrial Revolution led to the growth of cities as people moved from rural areas to the city in order to find work. Karl Marx believed that the changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution overturned not only the traditional economies, but also society in general.