Dbq Industrialization Analysis

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As the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution, the rapid growth of the textile industry through the process of urbanization and mechanization in Britain during the 18th and 19th century, Britain witnessed the process of industrialization long before many other nations even began. Starting in the middle of the 18th Century, the long standing rural cottage industry began to give way to more urban forms of (primarily textile) industry. This change, occurring due to from the process of mechanization, started to draw a class of landless workers to cities, where they could work for large corporations and factories. Densely populated cities began to form and grow near major coal deposits within Britain, quickly resulted in overcrowded packed with polluting …show more content…
As the industrial revolution continued passed its original success, Britain 's per capita levels of industrialization continued to increase, surpassing all expectations and producing a great deal of profit with it. Thomas Macaulay, a liberal Member of Parliament, claims that the effects of the industrial revolution have actually improved daily life: “People live longer because they are better fed, better lodged, better clothed, and better attended in sickness, and these improvements are owing to the increase in national wealth which the manufacturing system has produced” (Doc 3). Macaulay claims that the wealth brought into the country is being used to benefit the common population. However, wealth created through the British capitalist manufacturing system chiefly benefits the upper-class as well as the government. Obvious, the upper-class, being factory owners and shareholders in corporations, receive a great deal of the profit that emerges from local and global markets. Additionally, being a mercantilist state, money flowing back into the British economy from global trade benefits the government through methods such as taxation and tariffs. As such, being a member of the upper-class, as well as parliament, Macaulay certainly has incentive to encourage industrialization in order to continue …show more content…
Unlike the French Revolution, however, the government was able to step in and make efforts to fix any stirring conflicts, preventing any rebellion on the scale of the French

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