Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

10.3 Students analyze the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France,Germany, Japan, and the United States.1.Analyze why England was the first country to industrialize.2.Examine how scientific and technological changes and new forms of energy broughtabout massive social, economic, and cultural change (e.g., the inventions and discov­eries of James Watt, Eli Whitney, Henry Bessemer, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison).3.Describe the growth of population, rural to urban migration, and growth of citiesassociated with the Industrial Revolution

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Begins in Britain

The steam engine improved by James Watt increased production of textiles. The steam engine was adapted to many uses including trains.

During the 1800's jobless farmers moved to the cities to work in factories. This process was called urbanization.Women and children worked in factories.

With the wealth generated by the industrialists, the gap between rich and poor increased. Socialist and Communistic ideas also increased with the aim to protect workers. Social classes were clearly defined by this time.

Click here to here to see a video on the child labor hearings.

Britain banned trade of ideas with othe countries. But the technology and expertise could not be contained. Belgium was the first country in Europe to industrialize.

In 1750, the Industrial Revolution begin in Great Britain. The textile industry begins to modernize doing away with the putting out system.


Steam Engine


Child Labor Laws



Railroads Expand

Social Changes


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