Industrial Revolution.

Essay by nithinCollege, Undergraduate December 2003

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During the Eighteenth century, many groups in society were demanding change. People all over were looking to progress into a new direction not only in social, but economics life as well. Most were looking for stability while they saw numerous economies toiling badly. The middle and lower classes were sick and tired of the nobles and monarchs trying to secure their powers. The rich just kept getting richer, and the poor just kept getting poorer. This and many other factors led to what is now known as Industrial Revolution.

During the late part of the eighteenth century, the world was about to witness a change like no other. And that was the industrialization of the European economy. Countries, who may have had sputtering economies, would now start to enjoy prosperous moments of an economic boom. Inventors were creating new and useful tools and machines to improve not only the quality of life, but to assist in the production of those very same goods.

There would become faster and more efficient ways of producing materials thanks to many ingenious inventions. Transportation would improve greatly with the steam engine. Production would reach new and unimaginable heights. The industrial revolution would bring about societal changes all over Europe. The world was changing for the betterment of mankind, and it was irrefutably spurred on by the success of the industrial revolution.

There were many industries that played a part in the industrial revolution. However, the one that would pioneer the revolution was the textile industry. Textiles, which were produced for clothing, were mass-produced in order to be able to meet consumer demands. Oddly enough, much of the early industrial change was taking place in the countryside, as oppose to the big cities. Many peasants, who were farmers that lived off their own land,