Humanities 104 Mid-Term Essay By Andrew Hart I believe the Industrial Revolution, which took place in 1760 – 1830, was the most influential event as well as milestone to how our businesses, corporations, companies, markets, and basically everything operate today. The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change for the world. Manuel labor was replaced with machines, animal and human power were replaced with new sources of energy such as water and steam, the introduction of new and large amounts of raw materials (iron and coal), and the development of new transportation methods all paved the way toward a new age. The Industrial Revolution introduced machines to textile manufacturing, iron, printing, papermaking, and engineering industries. The iron and textile industries, along with the development of the steam engine (James Watt in 1763), played central roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved systems of transportation, communication and banking.
Impact of Industrialization in Western Europe During the period of time between 1750 and 1900, the impact of industrial change in Western Europe due to the Industrial Revolution underwent several transformations while holding onto its original purpose: to introduce entirely new technologies that improved everyday life and skyrocket the world economy. The First Industrial Revolution between 1750 and 1850 mainly experienced local challenges such as the new industrial cities being filled with pollution and dirtiness; however, the Second Industrial Revolution between 1850 and 1900 experienced problems on a much larger scale, while also eliminating those problems by significantly improving the living standards. Another change between the two revolutions was the increased productivity during the time period 1850 to 1900, due to new machinery that could replace the need for so many workers, which led to the formation of labor unions and business cycles. However, even though the Second Revolution occurred on a much larger scale, several continuities can be noted. One such continuity is the poor working conditions experienced by the industrial workers.
DBQ The time period between 1865 and 1900 as the Gilded Age. During this era, industrialization increased society wealth alot. New technology caused lots of new innovations as well as the opportunities to create the next groundbreaking businesses or products by ambitious entrepreneurs. Indeed, it would only be logical that the lives of people would be affected in a positive aspect. However, the degree that industrialization affected people varied in rather contrasting ways, with the destitute becoming poorer and the wealthy becoming even more affected, creating two different spheres within society that were difficult to converge despite the various efforts attempted.
During the nineteenth century, Manchester became one of the most industrialized cities in the world. Although the industrialization of Manchester was extreme efficacious and successful for the modernization of man, Manchester’s growth also raised many issues in society. These issues spurred a number of reactions that people formed in response to the revolutionary city of it’s time. The hygienic conditions of the city were major issues raised from the growth of Manchester. The spread of disease throughout the city was extremely common.
Before the Industrial Revolution, England was much different then we find it now. The Revolution brought them new roads, tools, trains, and new ways to communicate. The Industrial Revolution had a great impact on present day England. “The stream of English scientific thought was one of the main tributaries of the industrial revolution…” [Document 5] As more people became educated, systematic thought became more spread out. Many people were trying to make life easier and less time consuming.
Economic Changes in the Federal Government From 1900 to 1939 Changes in the economy between 1900 and 1939 led to changes in the United States federal government. During the Progressive era, World War One and Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, each administration adapted and reacted to the state of the America at the time. Each administration tackled different situations. They believed their role was to keep the United States and the world stable during economic chaos. The Progressive Era was a time of reform as well as an industrial boom.
He looked around at the factory he worked in. The floors were rotted and the cellars were full of rats. Then the worst idea came to mind. The factory was on the banks of the Thames River. That meant that waste could just be dumped into their drinking water.
The early days of the Industrial revolution from 1800 to 1837 are a big change for America. It is principally a transformation in the economy due to the creations of new industries. Indeed, America shifts from an agrarian handcraft economy to a modern and technological one. However, even though the industrial changes brought economic advantages, it also brought stratification among Americans. In one side there is the working class fighting for his rights, and on the other side middle and upper class seeking their profits.
In countries such as France, Latin America, the United States, and others, revolutions occurred and helped take control of political situations. In England, however, during the 1700’s, a different type of revolution took place. Triggered by the Agricultural revolution, this time period throughout the middle 1700’s is now known as the Industrial Revolution. This was a time where more techniques and inventions were created to increase efficiency in many areas of living. Size and number of farming land increased tremendously.
In the emergence of the industrial revolution, various technology advances flourished in the United States. In the industrial period, a broad variety of motifs were altered in everyday lives and the economy. Though, not only did the United States improve life through industry, America reformed it by other aspects such as government, military, and literature. Josephus Daniels admired journalism and impacted the United States through his government and military service. During the industrialization period, many new ideas came occurred government, military, and technology that caused a transformation in the United States society.