The Industrial Revolution and Great Britain

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Since the advent of man, the human race has gone through many changes throughout history. One of the greatest and most crucial changes was the Industrial Revolution of Great Britain. Although the Industrial Revolution did have a few drawbacks, the positive outcomes of the Revolution far outweighed the negative effects. It pushed Great Britain fifty years ahead of other European countries and morphed the country into one of the strongest nations of its time. The Revolution improved the overall state of Great Britain mainly through the innovation and invention of new technologies, improvement in communication and transportation, and enhancing the lifestyles of the British commoner.

During the time period of the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain saw rapid change. Many new inventions and innovations drastically improved both the economic state of Britain and the lives of the people. The introduction of better farming practices and inventions of new farming tools such as the wheat drill, which was a “sowing device that positioned and covered seeds in the soil” , made farming a lot more efficient and required less human labor. As a result people moved to cities in search of jobs, thus providing a large workforce for factories. During the industrial revolution “many people left their rural communities to work in towns and cities...working in a factory” . These factories became the powerhouses of the industrial revolution. “Never before had people been put to work in such a well-organized way” as they had been in factories. This new method of manufacturing goods exponentially increased the economy of Britain as new machines were introduced. These new machineries enabled cheaper labor and mass production of goods at lower costs, a...

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