Industrial Revolution: Immediate effects and Long Term Effects of the Industrial Revolution

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Thematic Essay : Industrial Revolution

Edmund Burke once said ," Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions." This comical yet straightforward quote can be realeated to a time in history called the Industrial Revolution. Throughout history there has been political, economical, social and cultural revolutions. These revolutions has had complex and long lasting impacts on peoples lives, one revolution that has forever changed history is the Industrial Revolution. The term revolution is defined as a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving. The Industrial revolution was a cultural revolution that impacted peoples lives forever.

The Industrial revolution was a change that was much needed and it had many factors that helped to bring it about. One cause of the Industrial revolution was growing population by the mid-1800s the population of Europe and North America was on a high rise. The rapidly growing cities of the industrial world attracted people of all social classes.

Another cause of the Industrial revolution was the growing demand for textiles and other mass-produced goods. During the mid 1800s Europe and North American were slacking in products being made. Growing demands for textiles caused a need for mass production therefore the Industrial revolution opened the doors to create more textiles at a faster rate using machinery and mass production. Lastly improved technology was a cause for the industrial revolution. Improved technology lead the way to better machinery and better mass production.

The Industrial revolution had both immediate effects and long term effects on peoples lives. One immediate effect would be the rise of factories. Rise of factories was an immediate effect of the industrial revolution because mass productions of goods was done in poorly lilted, dirty factories therefore a rise in factories. One long term effect of...