Impact of the Industrial Revolution - Coggle Diagram
Impact of the Industrial Revolution
New industrial cities and towns
Example: Manchester, Leeds, Bristol
In these cities and towns most industries were located
Textile, locomotive, steel, banking industries
This is where village people would flock to these places for jobs
Raw materials were obtained from various parts of the world at minimum costs
There was an increase in demand for raw materials which lead to increase in production
more exploitation of raw materials
The Industrial Revolution had many positive effects. Among those was an increase in wealth, the production of goods, and the standard of living. People had access to healthier diets, better housing, and cheaper goods. In addition, education increased during the Industrial Revolution.
One political benefit was the industrial revolution started in Britain and led to its rise to global power afterward. the british took advantage of the new inventions and quickly rose to power with its military and trade.
Child labour laws to end abuses
Reformers urging equal distribution of wealth
Example: Karl Max
Labor unions are large groups of workers, usually in a similar trade or profession, that join together to protect the workers' rights.
This lead to the factory reform act in 1838
Some laws created were reduced working hours, reduced child labor and children had to get educated for 2-3 hours a day.
Protest by the workers
Demanded for stronger regulations and created laws to reform factories
Social reform movements such as utilitarianism, utopianism, socialism and marxism
Each industrial town demanded for equal sized constituencies
People demanded the right to vote for all men above the age of 21
Rise of Karl Marx's criticism and lazies fare capitalism
Improved standard of life
Due to population explosion
There was a lot of class struggle
Poor working conditions
Checks and balances didn't exist at that time
14-16 hours of working
Widened gap between rich and poor
Employed men, women, and children.
Seperation based on classes
There was more class consicousness
Two distinct classes
There were a lot of jobs created
banking, spinning the spinning jenny, textile, farming etc.
Encourage more innovation and technological
Since the population increased so much this lead to poor city planning
Standard of living was not uniformed.
It increased for the owning class but not the lower class
This led to more crime, theft, robbery as more slums emerged
A lot of the sewage systems collapsed along with the santiation systems which led to epidemics and spread disease
This led to the enclosure movement
The land with no owndership had become land with private ownership
It was divided for the owning class
This led to commercial/farming land
Which pushed people to seek jobs in industrial towns
Urbanization had a both economic and social impact
After the industrial revolution, people began to work more in factories and urban areas, rather than farmlands. The work was done more efficiently using machines operated by one person, rather than doing everything collectively by hand. There was also the establishment of workers rights, compensation, and unions.