The Era Of Industrial Revolution

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Throughout history, there were numerous ages and eras that brought considerable changes and advancements to the human society. For instance, the age of exploration led explorers such as Columbus and Dias to discover unknown continents and routes. The age of enlightenment caused a burst of knowledge and ideas based on reason from people such as John Locke and Voltaire. The most important era, however, that brought substantial and visible change to the way of living is the era of Industrial Revolution. The period of the Industrial revolution began in the early 1700s and ended in the late 1800s. During the century, the Industrial revolution engendered both positive and negative changes to the human society. Some of the cons include the rapid…show more content…
There are numerous underlying factors brought by the industrial revolution that contributed to this rapid growth in human population. First is the agricultural advancement during the industrial revolution. The development of crop rotation and irrigation technologies increased crop yield and made food more available to people. With abundant amount of food, human population could grow quickly with less people starving to death. Additionally, medical advances during the industrial revolution played a significant role in the burst of the human population. Through the invention of penicillin by Andrew Fleming and pasteurization by Pasteur, less people died due to diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. In other words, diseases that were incurable became curable through the use of anti-biotic such as penicillin that killed most bacteria. Foods, especially milk, became cleaner and more sanitary through the use of pasteurization. Also, the invention of anesthesia made surgeries more applicable. This advancement in medical technologies saved more lives thus human population could grow more rapidly during the era of Industrial Revolution. Not only there were medical advancements, sanitary conditions also improved as a result of the Industrial Revolution. In particular, the invention of soap led to improved hygiene of the people, which led to less deaths and growth in human population. Lastly, people were given more opportunities during the
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