The Industrial Revolution was one of the most significant events that led to advances in technology. It began in England in the early 1700s and traveled to America in the mid 1700s.The industrial revolution which began in England in the late 1700s was caused by many factors. This revolution changed society in many ways. Some of these changes were positive while others were negative. Positive effects of the Industrial Revolution on European society was globalized economy, population growth, and the results of the use of machinery evolved.
Since its declared independence in the late 1700s, the United States has become one of the most industrialized nations in the world. This was caused by major changes that occurred in society between 1890 and 1920. Social changes included the spike in gangs and tenements, along with changes in the role of African Americans Political reform also took place as a result of social change. Along with social and political change came economic change, which took the shape of legislation such as the Anti Trust laws, which increased exports in the United States between 1870 and 1920. Industrialization also caused an increase in urbanization.
Industrialization DBQ Throughout history the growth of cities around the world has caused various issues. The growth of Manchester during the nineteenth century caused many issues like over population and filthiness of the city, which have lead to many reactions like the ones from working people. The growth of Manchester led to many people moving there which caused Manchester to become over populated. With so many people living in Manchester it became a place of filth and ridden with disease. Due to the increase of workers’ wages were cut which made workers have bad reactions to the growth of Manchester.
“It follows that people should enjoy the liberty to manage their own lives, associate as they please, exchange with anyone and everyone, own and accumulate property and otherwise be creative by state expansion into their lives” (Tucker, n.p.). Capitalism is defined as “an economic system in which property resources are privately owned and markets and prices are used to direct and coordinate economic activities” (Economics, p. G-2). Capitalism promises nothing, but gives you opportunities to earn what you want. Too often we hear people use the term Capitalism like it is a bad thing, the reason for all of our economic troubles. When things do not always turn out the way that they are supposed to and take a turn for the worse, primarily the blame is pointed in the direction of Capitalism.
New Imperialism Between the years 1870 and 1920, European imperialism accelerated due to political, economic, and social forces. Imperialism is the domination over undeveloped countries using these forces. The Industrial Revolution helped advance the European nations through technology. Other nations were able to control over many other less-developed areas around the world. Imperialism began in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s affecting many countries, for example, China, India, Africa, and South America were all affected by imperialism.
Modern science and technology are the off-shoots of capitalism and since the latter, by its very nature, is an aggressive system, there is bound to be equal aggressiveness under capitalism in the forms of the development science and technology. Technology affects one’s individual freedom; either increasing it or restricting it to such an extent that you can shop for clothes from your cell phone and at the same time be helpless in case of a power shutdown. A capitalist society is based on inequalities of power and it entails that advancement in technology will reflect that inequality as it doesn’t develop in a social vacuum. To further their profits and strengthen competition capitalist employed methods of division of labour. But division of labour itself created alienation- estrangement from your own work; increased division of labour meant alienation from the product of your work i.e.
Sudden population growth, crowding, and lack of municipal services made urban problems more serious than they had been in the past. Inadequate facilities for sewage disposal, air and water pollution, and diseases made urban life unhealthy and contributed to high infant mortality and short life expectancy (mainly for the poor). 3. Reports of the horrors of slum life led to municipal reforms that began to alleviate the ills of urban life after the mid-nineteenth century. B.
The Inevitability of Negative Consequences of the Industrial Revolution The perception of the industrial revolution as a key factor in changing the way of life is a fair statement. It is termed a “revolution” because the changes it produced were great and sudden. This revolution first appeared in Britain in the 1700s, fostering attitudes toward capitalism and modern industry everywhere. New traditions replaced old traditions, machinery replaced people, and people moved to urban cities from rural areas; simply, the way of life had been changed forever. The industrial revolution introduced mass production and greater markets.
The biggest difference between communism and democracy lies in their economic systems . In the system of communism production and distribution of goods and resources is completely controlled by the government and is shared by the society equally. It is not so in case of democracy where these things can be owned by individual citizens. Community has the main control over resources and goods to prohibit the rise of a single person or group over the others. Democracy allows for free enterprise and accordingly the economic status of people may vary in a country from very rich to poor.
Although there are many key elements of the rapid industrialization during the 19th century that aided in producing the outcomes (Urbanization, Social Classes/Living Conditions, Inventions), the most significant features that gave life to industrial and social progression were the introduction of mechanization, and the improvements made to transportation during the era of the Industrial Revolution. Mechanization: The first and one of the most important positive aspects of the Industrial Revolution was the mechanization of most labor methods, which allowed for a higher rate of production for and contributed greatly to the economic expansion and development of Western societies. The first example of mechanical introduction during the early years of the Industrial Revolution was that of the cotton textile industry. Prior to the inventions of Elias Howe (sewing machine) and