My one word summary for the industrial revolution
Growth is a good word for the industrial revolution because the businesses and technology manufacturing boomed and well, grew.1 They made machines, mills, water wheels, and electricity. The cities grew to great proportions and the amount of jobs increased greatly.2 There were also many inventions also such as the steam engine, telegraph, sewing machine, telephone, and light bulb.3 Overall our country grew very much over the time period of the industrial revolution.
1Lucas, Robert E., Jr. (2002). Lectures on Economic Growth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 109–10.