industrial revolution

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution had many causes and consequences, during the years of the I.R to the early 1830s the government was not very much involved in the economy. They turned a blind eye to dangerous working conditions and much more.

Some causes were, ''the population increased in the 18th century'' (Whitfield, 2001)). The people had to look for more food and goods. The agricultural economy had changed into industrial country. People had to find new ways to increase production. Therefore, the people who came from the countries were looking for the jobs in city factories. ''Some of the village's fields had come into the manufacturing centers'' (Hepplewhite and campbell,2002).

New machines were invented during that time. ''The production of farms and factories ways had changed. So the production was increased more quickly than before'' (Hepplewhite and Campbell, 2002). ''For example, the spinning jenny which was invented by James Hargreaves could spin 120 threads at one time'' (Hepplewhite and Campbell, 2002).

James Watt invented the steam engine using it to create new form of powering. The new inventions changed the production ways and many inventions from this period are still used in modern society.

The overseas colonies were set up by the Europeans and the cheap labor could get easily from the colonies. This increased the speed of the production and they could sell more goods. ''They could also get cheaper raw materials from the colonies to produce cheaper goods'' (Mokyr, 1999). Many factory workers were children. The supervisors were treated them badly and they had to worked for long time every day. The capitalism possibly was grown by the technology change.

A consequence of the Industrial Revolution was, people who lived in Britain suffered from the worse quality of living conditions. The industrialist affected the decline...