Main Factors Of The Industrial Revolution

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By the nineteenth century western countries that embraced the Industrial Revolution held all the social and political power in society that was founded in the ideology of capitalism and a global market for trade. This was created by the technology that came out of the Industrial Revolution that made significant advancements in production, warfare and agriculture. With these advancements, countries that embraced the Industrial Revolution, such as the United States, Russia, and some European Countries, grew very wealthy and took control of the global market. International trade was a very important aspect of keeping the global market vibrant. Most countries were happy to trade, but some countries refused to, which led to invasions and colonization …show more content…
Discrimination was prevalent in this time, and in the case of women and children, there were investigations being performed in the factories in regard to working conditions. In Britain, the Sadler Committee would conduct these investigations to improve living and working conditions for women and children. In one of these investigations there is a record of a testimonial given by William Cooper in 1832. Cooper was examined and he responded to questions that the Sadler Committee posed. These findings would lead to laws being formed to protect the woman and child workers. One question that was asked by the Sadler Committee was, “90. Did this excessive labour not only weaken you, but destroy your appetite?—It destroyed the appetite, and I became so feeble, that I could not cross the floor unless I had a stick to go with; I was in great pain and could find ease in no posture” (Sadler Committee, “Report of the Sadler Committee,” Discovering, 159). But there were no committees to protect the natives of the colonies or laws created for their humane treatment. During the colonization people demanded that the inferior races needed to be civilized and the white protestant ideologies propagated amongst the native, uneducated people. Kipling writes a poem in 1899 in which he states that the whites must “take up the White Man’s burden…Send forth the best ye breed” and he then demonizes the natives by saying that, “your new-caught, sullen peoples, half-devil and half-child” (Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden,” Discovering, 253). This poem brings to light the notion that the invading countries were to send their best to capture and civilize these half breed, uneducated devils. In addition to this blatant racial statement that was created because of different cultural norms and skin color, advertisements were

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