Industrial Revolution One Word Summary & Explanation Allison Swetnam 8th Hour
Over the course of the industrial revolution, there has been major progress. Before the Industrial Revolution, life for most people was farming and rural lifestyle. Communications and travel were limited. Manufacturing was done by natural means, such as windmills. Life was hard, and people worked hard to pay the rent and put food on the table. Education was not available for ordinary people. According to estimates by economist N. F. R. Crafts, “British income per person (in 1970 U.S. dollars) rose from about $400 in 1760 to $430 in 1800, to $500 in 1830, and then jumped to $800 in 1860.” This shows that the economy improved dramatically. Some people believe that we have another industrial revolution on its way.