Social Changes In The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution took place in 1760, this revolution economically and socially altered the way we live. Products were no longer made in small compacted cottages but instead, manufacturing took place in vast city factories. This created a colossal difference in our society today, which allowed for mass production. Mass production let us to create not several inventions in a short period of time, but thousands of them. The effectiveness of transportation has also changed dramatically, steam powered trains which were created in 1804 and ships which were invented in the late 18th century. Steam-powered trains transported town citizens and exported products across Britain in a fraction of the time it would take if riding on a horse in the …show more content…
Products were no longer made in small compacted cottages but instead, manufacturing took place in vast city factories. This created a colossal difference in our society today, which allowed for mass production. transportation has also changed dramatically. steam powered trains and ships transported town citizens and exported products across Britain in a fraction of the time it would take if riding on a horse in the middle of a road or travelling in a canal. They could also export about 50 times the amount of any horse carriages, boats, canoes, donkey carts or trailers. By the end of the 18th century, Britain was the most advanced country in Europe. One of the inventors who greatly contributed to the progression of the industrial revolution was Sir Hiram Maxim, who was knighted by queen Victoria in 1901. Maxim had also developed an interest in flight and flying machines which then lead to the creation of one of his most famous inventions known today: ‘The Flying Machine’. Work on the machine began in 1891. It was composed of a four-wheeled platform, the steam generator was connected to two engines for them to be powered up. There were also two twin-bladed propellers, each of them were 17 feet in diameter. Another one of his famous creations was: ‘The Maxim Gun’. This weapon of mass destruction was then introduced to the British army in 1891. The gun was used in the Matabele War, in India, and was even traded to the opposition and used by both sides in the Boer war. The industrial revolution, transformed our society and allowed for new inventions and products that contribute to our scientific and technical

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