Industrial Revolution: How Did the Industrial Revolution Transform Society?

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2. How did the Industrial Revolution transform society? During the 1700's, manufacturing companies in Britain began producing goods in a completely new way that would soon spread across Europe and then across the world. Inventors built remarkable machines. New forms of power, such as steam, replaced the strength of human and animals. The factory system of making goods also came into use. All of these advances affected patterns of living as well as working. Because society was so transformed, this time of great change is known as the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution brought with it an increase in population and urbanization, as well as new social classes and an alternation in international balance of political and military…show more content…
The industrialization produced many unpleasant social inventions. Production by machinery threw a large number of people into unemployment. The factory system resulted in over-crowding and unhygienic conditions and also the development of slum areas. Many if not all factory owners who needed cheap, unskilled labor, profited greatly by using children and women to run the machines and because they were small and could fit in tunnels as well…not only that

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