Monday, February 27, 2017

Month 7 Week 2

Industrial Revolution

After reading and viewing the information on the Industrial Revolution discuss your views and opinions as they relate to the topic. How did the advances help the nation?

9 comments:

  1. The Industrial Revolution was a huge advance into today’s technology. helping millions with the power of steam engines, machines, and other technological advancements. This would have not been possible without industrialization of Britain. If this entrepreneur did not help industrialize Britain, we may not have had the wonderful technology we had today. The Industrial revolution gave us new machines, and let us rest easy without the chance of killing yourself over working without any help from machines

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  2. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700's. Before this, manufacturing was done in homes using hand tools and basic machines. The Industrial Revolution made impacts all over the world from Britain to the United States. Without the Industrial Revolution, the world would be extremely different from how it looks today. Had it never occurred, we may still be making our own clothes and growing our own food without the benefit of modern technology. With the occurrence of the Industrial Revolution, many technological advances such as the Spinning Jenny, a power loom, and the steam engine emerged. Transportation was also impacted by the Industrial Revolution. Originally, goods were hauled and distributed via horse-drawn wagons and by boats along canals and rivers. During this time, the first commercial steel boat and stem locomotive were invented that helped speed up the way goods were transported to markets. Communication became easier during the Industrial Revolution as well. The telephone and telegraph was invented to better allow communications. Due to the rise in banks and industrial financiers, the first stock exchanges were created in London and New York. I am thankful for these inventions as today we have cell phones, space travel and modern medicine which is allowing people to do business more efficiently, explore new horizons and to live longer and healthier lives.

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  3. The advancements of the Industrial Revolution helped the nation because they allowed more products to be made, using less time, and with safer working conditions. They also allowed faster transportation to get the products and people where they needed to go faster.

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  4. The Industrial Revolution had numerous negative effects: lack of adequate housing, education, and police protection; frequent epidemics sweeping through slums; dirty, unsanitary, and dangerous factories; harsh and severe factory discipline; and overworked & underpaid workers - and that's just to say the least. However, despite this, it truly was a great time in history, and it truly changed our history and way of life forever! Without those first inventors in the textile industry, we would be nowhere near as advanced as we are now. The flying shuttle, the spinning jenny, the water frame, the spinning mule, the power loom, and especially the factory were the inventions that really started the Industrial Revolution and paved the way for more inventions to follow. Industrial advances in the textile industry, all other industries, and transportation (water, road, and eventually, railroad) all helped nations to become more self-sufficient and to speed up & cheapen the process of making products out of raw materials. This ultimately improved living and working conditions, as the need arose, and created a middle class. The mindset of inventing new and better products and machines has continued to live on throughout the ages and has allowed society and technology to reach their current points. Who knows where we would be without the amazing Industrial Revolution!

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  5. The advances of the Industrial Revolution helped the nation by causing the nation to become more self-sufficient, so we wouldn't have to keep buying from other countries.

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  6. The Industrial Revolution was a necessary evil. Granted, evil may be a bit harsh--especially as we are quickly approaching the pinnacle of historical evil in our reading--but the saying still fits. The Industrial Revolution brought about great improvements and great suffering in equal measures. However, as far as the U.S. was concerned, the positive appears to have outweighed the negative. As innovative new means of production were sneaked across the Atlantic, a primarily agricultural America saw an explosion of industrialization in the 1800s. Technology skyrocketed with new inventions like the electric light bulb and the telephone. Railroads outspread across the nation as cities like Chicago and Minneapolis expanded into epicenters of production all along them, attracting men and women alike with new jobs. With the expansion of successful businesses, the U.S. saw a boom of new economic concepts under the umbrella of "capitalism." Entrepreneurs sold stocks in powerful corporations as they sprung up across the country. Companies like Standard Oil and the Carnegie Steel Company looked to dominate their respective fields for big profit. Workers still saw little pay for back-breaking labor, and the competitive mentality among businessmen fostered plenty of bitter rivalry and abuse that is still in existance today. Nevertheless, all these urban innovations thrust the United States, and the world as a whole, into an entirely new era of economics, industry, and everyday life.

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  7. The industrial revolution helped the nation by paving the road to a more industrialized world. Factories began to pop up all over and things such as clothing, weapons, and other items became easier to produce and more affordable. Along with the industrial revolution came more advanced machinery, especially weapons and other items used in WWI.

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  8. Before the Industrial Revolution Most manufacturing was done in homes or small, rural shops, using hand tools or simple machines. The Industrial Revolution helped the nation by making machine-based manufacturing more common and increasing the average income. People were able to work in the city instead of on farms. Woman and children were able to work in factories as well. A negative part of that was that factories were not regulated by the government so workers were mistreated.

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  9. The Industrial Revolution benefited us in many ways. Middle class were in better living conditions, and there were also more factories to make more goods faster and better. There was also better transport for these goods.

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