Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

  • The industrial Revolution took place in the 18th & 19th century
  • It brought new jobs and opportunities. 

How the Industrial Revolution Started

  • The industrial Revolution started in the middle 1700s in England
  • The had enclosures to allow them to do experiments with new agricultural methods
  • Enclosures- Large farm fields enclosed by fences or hedges
  • Crop Rotation- Switching crops each year to avoid depleting soil
  • Industrialization- Move to machine production of goods
  • The British had used natural resources like coal, iron, rivers and harbors
  • Using the crop rotation method had gave them better breeds of animals

Working Conditions

  • Low pay
  • Dangerous and unhealthy work
  • Long Hours
  • Boring and Repetitious
  • Children dealing with heavy machinery

Ideas From The Industrial Revolution

  • It gave them Laissez-faire
  • Laissez-Faire- Letting the owners of businesses set working conditions without interference from the government
  •   They brought capitalism that means A system in which money is invested business ventures

More Ideas From The Industrial Revolution

  • They had socialism that means the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare
  • Workers had joined unions to try to change the ways of the industrial revolution
  • Communism- A form of complete socialism in which all means of production would be owned by the people & government

Positive Result Of The Industrial Revolution

  • It gave jobs and opportunities for the Americans
  • Factories produce quality increased
  • It multiplied the rate of productions
  • Transportation became cheaper, faster and more comfortable.
  • It made people more successful in life

Positives Outweigh The Negatives?

  • Some of the cons from the industrial revolution were
  • They had to work long hours
  • Some machinery would cause death
  • Doing automobiles & aircraft gave unthinkable air pollution
  • Some factories gave lifestyle diseases like heart attacks, cancer & etc.
  • Some No the positives don't outweigh the negatives

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