The Negative Impacts Of The European Industrial Revolution

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The European Industrial Revolution was an economic, technological, and scientific boom of industrialism in England which created hundreds of thousands of jobs. The major event consisted of the transitions Europe went through in the 19th century in an attempt to convert the rural-dominated region into a primarily Industrial one. Although the revolution brought negative impacts such as pollution, the Industrial Revolution introduced a greater number of positive outcomes by giving women larger roles in society, expanding the middle class, and the increase of population. Before the Industrial Revolution, females were living at home making extremely low wages while males were dominating the labor market. The Industrial Revolution helped solve …show more content…
However, before the revolution even beginning, population growth was already increasing momentum at a noticeable rate. Despite having migrations of millions of Europeans in the 19th century, Europe still managed to have a population in the continent in 1914 that “was well over three times that of 1750,” (Sprat, 415). The reasoning behind the population growth is the economic and medical advancements that Europe had developed and achieved. Potatoes were also a very importnt crop which was taken very seriously in Europe. By "[cultivating] the potato during the nineteenth century, nutritional levels rose, natural resistance to disease rose correspondingly, and mortality rates dropped correspondingly,” (Sprat, 415). As for medical advancements, vaccinations and segregation between the sick and healthy were introduced to the society. Both are extremely common in modern day societies and can be considered a long term positive impact the Industrial Revolution triggered. The new medical advancements in turn further lowered mortality rates and caused the European population to climb from 140 million persons in 1750 to 463 million persons in 1914, (Sprat.

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