The Social Revolution: The Impact Of The Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution During the 1760s the industrial revolution was about to begin in Great Britain. Before the industrial revolution started people did manufacturing in their house with hand tools and small basic machinery. Once the Industrial Revolution started most of the at home work stop and factory work had began. The industrial Revolution had improved life for people, not only did it improve life but it also improved banking, transportation and communication systems. There is one man who really got the Industrial Revolution started his name was Sir Richard Arkwright. He made a very significant invention, the invention he made was called the spinning frame. Also known as the water-frame, a machine that makes a very strong…show more content…
Many farmers and craftsmen left rural areas, and moved to cities to work as an industrial worker. While many farmers and craftsmen left rural areas the city 's population had doubled. There was also improved medical knowledge which lead to the conclusion that less people died during their childhood and the average length of life was much longer than in the past. When the new industrial life started, major changes came about for industrial workers. Most of the workers weren’t to pleased about the changes. The workers couldn’t do as they pleased, they had to abide by the policy of the factories and textiles. The new industrial workers had to work long hours, they also had to in work the same pace as the machine that they were operating. The longer hours and hard work made the workers suffer severely, the women and children suffered the…show more content…
Things were going so well for the industry during the 1860s, which is why they called it the second Industrial Revolution. Around this time scientist discovered new scientific knowledge about many secrets of physics and chemistry. These secrets lead to breakthroughs in electricity and chemicals. Once they had gained this knowledge the new industries were much more productive than they were in the past. The United States had finally got up with Great Britain, the two countries eventually started competing with each other in the end of the 19th
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