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Impacts of the Industrial Revolution

Summary: An overview of the technological, economical, and social impacts of the Industrial Revolution, which marked a permanent shift from an agricultural-based economy to an industrial-based one. New technological breakthroughs during this time, particularly the steam engine, led to economic explosion and population growth in Europe. While the Industrial Revolution was a time of terrible living conditions, it was also a time of giant expansions, exciting new technologies, and powerful change.
The clang of the machinery fills the space of the entire room, clogged with dust from the cotton and unbearably hot from the heat used to keep the machines working optimally. Workers toil inside, laboring ceaselessly from sunup to sundown, and if any of them are missing an arm or a leg no one asks about how they lost it. This is a textile mill, one of many in Great Britain around the 1800s, at the peak of the Industrial Revolution. This period introduced great transformations in the technological, economical, and social atmosphere, preventing the entire world from returning to the way it once was.

The Industrial Revolution could not have started without new technological breakthroughs. The first invention was the flying shuttle by John Kay, which made weaving on a loom faster. This in turn created a shortage of yarn, leading to James Hargreave's...

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