The Second Industrial Revolution, And The Second Industrial Revolution

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The Second Industrial Revolution I. Introduction: For this essay, I want to continue to talk about things that revolutionized the world. Like I did with my last essay which was based on the Industrial Revolution, I will continue onto the Second Industrial Revolution for this essay. For this essay, the first thing I want to cover is what was involved in to second industrial revolution and what differentiated it from the first industrial revolution. Secondly I want to focus on the high points of the second industrial revolution in which I will cover the method of production. This will be followed by such things as Iron and Steel, focusing on the methods used in mass producing and refining those items. Next, I will be talking about power sources …show more content…
It is quite amazing to see how just about everyone is dependent on electricity for our small devices and our homes to the steel that is used in skyscrapers today to how we can travel at hundreds of miles per hour. The way the second industrial revolution shifted from the first industrial revolution is quite a drastic change. The mass production of steel by pumping hot air through the pig iron to increase the rate at which we can produce it allowed us to expand into parts of the country that would be just tiring to travel to without the train. This also allowed us to build tall vertical buildings. The invention of electricity allowed us to light up the night. This not only amazed people for example at the world fair in Chicago, but allowed factories to work night shifts without the use of oil burning lamps or using candles for light at night. It also allowed for long distance communication in things such as telegraphs and phones. The invention of petroleum was another major driving force that allowed us to travel much faster and further than we would have before. As it was used in the internal combustion engine, it created small but contained explosions to push the pistons to drive the car forward. I believe that all of these things go hand in hand, that none of them were meant to be developed alone. Sure one or two items can stand alone such as electricity and steel but without their application into other areas such as lightbulbs or cars, it would not have had the same outcome as we see

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