In 1750 political liberalism, the enlightened age, Infrastructure, and the economic climate allowed Great Britain to seek new job opportunities and exploit new business ideas. In addition, literacy, public education and the middle class was rising immensely. Concepts like partnerships and selling shares were introduced during this time period. The process of the Industrial Revolution was rapid in Western Europe however, by the 1900 all of Europe was involved. Over all, the effects of the revolution changed the way materials are transported, how products are made, on a global basis.The Industrial Revolution was a critical turning point in European history because the changes made are integral in the modern age.
The Industrial Revolution was the general name given to a time period that marked the transition from hand-made products to machine-made products, leading to a booming economy and an abundance of jobs for unskilled workers. All of these components of England resulted in an increase in large towns and cities in order to sustain the growing population. The most prominent of these new cities was Manchester. The city sprang up after 1750 and swiftly grew in population to become a leading textile center in England. Manchester’s rapid urbanization, benefitted the industry in Europe as a whole; however, this success raised many issues- namely the fact that the citizens of the city suffered great morale and health declines.
The industrial revolution was a period of time that changed the way that goods were produced. The production of goods went from manual labor to mechanical labor. This saved factories a lot of time and produced more goods than someone would manually. From the mid-1700s there were many inventors that developed many different types of machines that could be used to produce to large amounts of goods. The relationship between the industrial revolution and the European imperialism is that the western nation took over most of the nation which led into imperialism.
Industrial production became heavily dependent upon the intensive use of capital-equipment produced for the express purpose of increasing efficiency. A reliance on tools and machinery allowed individual workers to produce more goods than before and the advantages of experience with a particular task, tool, or piece of equipment reinforced the trend toward specia... ... middle of paper ... ...n to promote industrialization was far from negligible in the British case, the role of government has been considerable in Germany, Russia, Japan, and nearly all the nations that have been industrialized in the 20th century. By definition successful industrialization leads to a rise of national income per capita. It also leads to changes in the distribution of income, in living and working conditions, and in social conduct and convention. The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and elsewhere led initially to a fall in workers' purchasing power or to a deterioration in their living conditions.
By the eighteenth century all of Western Europe had begun to industrialize rapidly, but in England the process was faster than in other parts of the world. This may be attributed to a number of factors: large deposits of coal were still available for industrial fuel. abundant labor supply to mine coal and iron, man the factories. Fleet remained from old commercial empire Ability to furnish raw materials (through colonies) capital to invest industrial development not interrupted by war Soon all Western Europe was more or less industrialized, and the coming of electricity and cheap steel after 1850 further speeded the process. (Rempel) The countryside was transformed between 1760 and 1830 from the open-field system of cultivation to make way for compact farms and enclosed fields (pay flat tax on land, must be surveyed and fenced in).
The economy also experienced an increase with the rapid population growth of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, which led to a larger work force, allowing the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to become major manufacturing tools and to create factories and assembly lines. This imperialism, and thus boosted economy led directly to the Industrial Revolution, and allowed Great Britain to develop more
However, among all the revolutions that have occurred in known history, there is a specific revolutionary period that has aided in the progress of humanity in addition to establishing the early concepts that shape our modern world. Originating in Great Britain, the Industrial Revolution has transformed the lifestyles of people around the world. However, the progressive transformation introduced a series of outcomes contrary to the prior regime. The Industrial Revolution triggered the growth of Great Britain’s economy, reset the social class divisions, and led to the formation of political reformation. The period during which there was an increased output of machine-made goods, also known as the Industrial Revolution, played a critical role in reshaping Britain’s economy.
In the late eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution made its debut in Great Britain and subsequently spread across Europe, North America and the rest of the world. These changes stimulated a major transformation in the way of life, and created a modern society that was no longer rooted in agricultural production but in industrial manufacture. Great Britain was able to emerge as the world’s first industrial nation through a combination of numerous factors such as natural resources, inventions, transport systems, and the population surge. It changed the way people worked and lived, and a revolution was started. As stated by Steven Kreis in Lecture 17, “England proudly proclaimed itself to be the "Workshop of the World," a position that country held until the end of the 19th century when Germany, Japan and United States overtook it.” A major cause for the Industrial Revolution was the enormous spurt of population growth in England.
Industrial power, military power, and political power were changing dramatically from that of the pre-industrial ages. New classes formed to make the political system more intricate than anyone had ever seen before. Industrial power was becoming more technologically advanced which lead to large amounts of materials produced by industry. Advancements in military tactics and weaponry also paved the way for battles between countries to become world powers. In the late 1700s the cottage industry was the main source of income for almost all Europeans.
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.