By Stephanie Medley, hour 7
The reason I chose revolutionize is because the definition of revolutionize is to radically or fundamentally change something, whether it's an idea or an actual object. This is most of what the industrial revolution really accomplished. Revolutionizing the ways industry, and machinery, worked. At first everything had to be all hand made. Then, when people learned how to make certain things with the help of machinery, industries started picking up steam, especially the mills where cloth was made. Factories hired people to work the machines, making everything faster and faster to make, and although dangerous people flocked to these factories for work. While machines also started out being powered by water-wheels, people eventually learned how to make and use steam engines. Point being, revolutionize is a valid word to describe the industrial revolution, because industry was fundamentally changed with the evolution of machinery.