The Main Causes And Contributions Of The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution, which occurred from the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries, was a period during which agrarian; country social orders in Europe became industrial and urban. Before the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, assembling and manufacturing was frequently done in individual’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. It was likewise a period of time when the populations of westernized countries moved from mostly rural to mostly urban in order to work in the factories. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the development of the steam engine, played central roles in the Industrial Revolution,…show more content…
There are many reasons that led to the development of factories and some of the reasons are because the equipment’s like the Spinning Jenny that was invented by James Hargreaves which improved thread production, took so much space in the family’s home. The development of machines meant that there weren’t able to be kept in houses, therefore needed a larger place to be kept in like a warehouse or a factory. Another reason would be because of the new inventions like the steam powered beam engines, spinning mules and water frames. The machinery was housed in water-powered mills on streams. The power of those machines needed water or steam power so those that weren’t available in people’s homes so factories started being near…show more content…
During the Industrial Revolution, every member of the family continued to have a role to play. Men, women and children worked in factories or mills. Women and children were just as valuable to a factory owner as men. The work was difficult, exhausting and sometimes dangerous. Gradually, a sharp distinction between work and home emerged. Working hours were long and there was little time for family interaction. As awareness of poor working conditions was raised, government legislation placed restrictions on women and children in industry. Working hours for women were decreased and children were required to attend
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