Essay Industrial Revolution On European Society

1008 Words May 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Industrial Revolution on European Society (1700s-1800s) The Industrial Revolution took place through the 1700s-1900s. It is known as the shift from man made goods to machine made goods. It began in England in the middle 1700s, and by the 1800s industrialization spread to continental Europe and the United States. The Revolution started in England due to their increased population thanks to their farming techniques and greater food supply. They also had a bunch of natural resources used during the Revolution including, water, coal, iron ore, and waterways. This was also due to their political stability, highly developed banking system, and their money supply. The Industrial Revolution had a negative effect on European society during the 1700s-1800s though due to social class tensions, poor living conditions, and horrible working conditions. Admittedly, many people would argue with this statement and would say that the Industrial Revolution was positive on European society during this time. People believe this to be true since it helped form the social classes of society, which carried on to other countries. Many would say that without the Revolution nobody would ever have been free from the unfair society. However, to get to that point, there were many struggles that hurt society as well. David Cody, a Professor at Hartwick College stated that, “"upper classes"…which tenaciously maintained control over the political system, depriving not only the working classes but also the…

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