The Industrial Revolution “transformed the daily lives of Americans as much as—and arguably more than—any single event in U.S. history”. It was marked by significant advances in technology and industry that had broad and enduring impacts. Even though the start of the industrial revolution is said to have begun in the first half of the 19th century, the real industrialization of America did not begin until after the Civil War. The American economy accelerated its growth after the Civil War as it entered “The Second Industrial Revolution,” generally recognized as the period between 1870 and 1914. This secondary movement created long lasting effects in many areas for America. The most significant consequences of the industrialization of America
The cities had piles of debris everywhere, and Friederich Engles whom was a German Philosopher used what he saw during the industrial revolution in Great Britain as an influence for his book “The Conditions of the Working Class in England,” he discusses the how he viewed the horrors of child labor, a despoiled environment and how laborers were overworked and impoverished. (Doc. 4) Engles thought that people should not work in such horrid conditions and together with Karl Marx came up with “The Communist Manifesto” which was first published in London. With the population increasing in the cities the living conditions got worse. The cities became even more unhygienic and disease-ridden which caused the death of many of those living in those areas, especially at a young age. (Doc. 8) Since there was no efficient sanitation systems or public health services that informed the low-working class that populated the cities how to take care of themselves and how hygiene attributed to contracting diseases. Edward Chadwick was a social reformer that pointed out the unfortunate circumstances that the people lived in, with an unsanitary water supply, no education on public health and how the dangerous working conditions didn’t even pay enough to sustain oneself. He realized that new policies needed to be set in order to help with the conditions set forth by the influx of immigrants into urban areas. (Doc.5)
The effects on society due to the industrial revolution varied on the person. Working during this area varied on what you liked to do versus what you had to do. People who liked their work didn’t usually have to do that job, but people forced to work didn’t really like their job or just had a bad job overall. While some might argue that industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of how America shaped and changed all of it to improve the way people work today, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrializations negative effects were bad working conditions, long and strenuous hours, injury and even death took it role on the society during this time.
I would agree with most historians that the bookends of exploration and the industrial revolution are the start of the ‘modern world’. Because of exploration, there was more food being introduced into Europe which is where we see the industrial revolution take roots first. Between 1789 and 1849 Europe dealt with the important forces of a political revolution and the first impact of the Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution brought not just dreadful housing conditions but many families were having economic problems because they were getting paid too little. Many people were not able to feed their kids every day and sent them to sleep on empty stomachs until they got to work the next day. On the other hand landlords failed to keep the houses in working condition due to the raising population, as image 7 shows the great number of poor people on the streets. Unmaintained houses became dangerous for those living there as image 5 demo...
Some causes and effects of the industrial revolution, which also considered positive and negative effects of the Industrial revolution. Positive effects were the agricultural revolution meant more employment; Empires provided markets in which the price went down. There were also inventions, such as the steam engine; with this invention and more Britains economics were boosted. Negative effects were that natural resources led to urban squalor (when the city spread out and it was all a mess there was no organization). Enclosure act, which made urban population rise, Britain had lots of capital from colonies, in which the quality of goods went down but the quantity rose. Another negative cause and effect of the industrial revolution was that there was dynamo, variety went down there was more uniformity (in the products) and workers and consumers were abused.
As the Industrial Revolution began, many factories were constructed and along with that, bad air to the environment. Pollution came about and filled up the entire sky with black smoke, as shown on document seven. While the factories produced not only materials but also pollution many people, especially factory workers, got sick and eventually died. Many factory workers got sick due to the enclosed areas that they worked in. Not only that many of the workers were surrounded by massive and dangerous
The use of child labour was common in the 18th and 19th century but in the years of the Industrial Revolution exploitation particularly of children was rampant. Children were exploited due to their lack of knowledge and small bodies. Mostly children were aged between 6-15 years old and worked to supplement their family income. This practise was carried out mostly in the UK but it was commonplace in other countries as well. In addition, the sanitary measures that we have today were non-existent. Countless people died every day because of diseases and unchecked infections.
Throughout the time period of the 1800s The Industrial Revolution was a time of immense transformation and radical change for Great Britain. The nation was literally the hub of the revolution, and was viewed upon as the nation that started it all. A lot of changes occurred during this time period. People stopped the usage of hand tools, and started using machinery to create various goods. The nation as a whole experienced many technological advances during this critical time. People found themselves relocating their families to larger urban areas in search of work in new industries. These positive changes improved life, but also negatively affected it as well. Pollution, such as carbon emission levels in the atmosphere, and sanitization in living quarters rose substantially. This caused a lot of problems for the general public, especially the workers who were working in the factories where the emissions were originating. As a result people encountered health problems that they had never experienced before. The pollution during the early industrialization period contributed to many cases of respiratory diseases among the people of the working class.
In the late eighteenth century, the European Industrial Revolution transformed society, class and work. It evolved production and technology, and ultimately changed the industry as a whole. It improved many ideas, as well as consequences. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700’s and spread out throughout Europe and eventually, the whole world. The new methods of urbanization that were created impacted Britain in socially. This yielded in major separation throughout the population. Additionally, Britain’s ideologies were challenged and led to the idea of Imperialism. There were consequences that followed the Industrial revolution. However, the consequences that emerged weren 't only negative, they were also positive.
Beginning in 1750 due to the advancement in technology, wealth, resources, education , population and access to trade. great britain became the origin of industrial revolution, and later expanded to other countries in europe and the rest of the world. the industrial revolution was a period of time that manufacturing machinery was introduced to ease the work in the factory.
The Industrial Revolution in the United States, which took place during the years 1760-1840, was a remarkable turning point in history. During this era, many advances were made, including the increased use of steam power, the invention of machine tools and the development of factories. While these improvements contributed greatly to the economic success of our country, this progress also resulted in a very unfortunate consequence. Child labor increased greatly during the Industrial Revolution and led to disease, injury and even death for many children.
The Industrial Revolution in nineteenth-century England brought about many changes in British society. It was the advent of faster means of production, growing wealth for the Nation and a surplus of new jobs for thousands of people living in poverty. Cities were growing too fast to adequately house the numerous people pouring in, thus leading to squalid living conditions, increased filth and disease, and the families reliance upon their children to survive. The exploitation of children hit an all time peak in Britain when generations of its youth were sacrificed to child labor and the “Coffers” of England.
The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change in the world and changed the way many products were manufactured. Originating in England and Great Britain, its effects spread across the globe and influenced the way people lived and worked and lead to the modern world known today. While it did not always have positive effects, through imperialism, Britain’s Industrial Revolution brought about technological innovations that transformed the world and its economies.
A major cause for the Industrial Revolution was the enormous spurt of population growth in England. Along side the fast growth in population, medical systems had also improved, thus there was a reduction in the number of epidemics that spread resulting in less of a death toll through lack of medical knowledge. From this, the percentage of children who lived through childhood also began to increase, thus the future workforce would be even large than previously. The increase in population meant that there were more people in surplus from agricultural jobs and they had to find work in industrial factories, which was the basis of the Industrial Revolution.