Effects Of The Industrial Revolution
A Time Period of Positive Change for American Society of the 18th-19th Century:
The British Industrial Revolution is marked as a powerful time period which impacted American lifestyles to a very large extent. Its outcome resulted in technological innovations, growth in machinery, urbanization, and transportation for the society of the (1800s-early 1900s). It is almost impossible to imagine what the world would be like without the impact and effects of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was a time period of creations and new beginnings. Inventions during the Industrial Revolution changed the way people worked to a more efficient way with the use of machines. Before machines were invented, manual …show more content…
Urbanization of the Industrial Revolution led to the creation of job opportunities, rising standards of living, and population growth. Industrial Britain greatly influenced the world in urbanization by the new industrial working opportunities causing population to shift more to cities. Jobs of agriculture were considered to be scarce while factories and cities became the center of employment. In the late 1800 's, was an invasion of immigrants who were not taught proper skills. These unskilled immigrants mainly wanted start a new lifestyle in America where there are many possibilities for jobs.
Lastly, the population movement was caused because of individuals who lived in small farming communities who later moved to cities. Within these newly developed factories, prospective workers were searching for wage labor. “A large population growth during the 19th century was caused by advances of the Agricultural Revolution of the 18th century” (Green 10). The economy was balanced but not a staple economy. “Over 50% of Great Britain’s population lived in a town or city instead of in a rural community” (Higonnet 36). Urbanization caused the growth in wealth and industry, as new industrial cities …show more content…
This revolution transformed and improved the everyday lives of people during the 18th-19th century. The Industrial Revolution spread to a variety of European countries, including France, Belgium, and the United States originally from Britain. By the mid-19th century, the northeastern region of the United States and Western Europe was traditional. The United States during the 20th century became the world’s dominant industrialized nation. The transformation from working at home to factories, rural to urban, and human power to engines powered by fossil fuels are elements that make up the industrial process. Social and economic changes were so extensive that it becomes clear that the Industrial Revolution is the turning point for mankind.
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