Blog Two Revised: Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a time of war, power and working towards becoming a better civilization, economically and socially. Beginning in the 18TH century, many towns began to become enlightened by the thought of invention. Inventing new advances and expanding society where the key points within the Industrial Revolution that would lead these civilizations into suffering and decay.

Ideas of creation began to stir amongst many citizens and the need for more personal wants and desires for objects continued to grow. In Great Britain, during the mid 1700’s, the colonies worked with the slave trade to continue industrialism. The slaves were imported from Africa to North Carolina, goods were created in North Carolina and were then shipped to England, then England would sell off the goods made to gain profits. The usage of railroad transportation came into play shortly after, beginning a popular trend. Though the railroads connected people around the country and seemed gainful, it did more harm than thought. The railroads displaced many people and caused the ones living in more rural areas to move into the city. With the abundant number of people moving into the city, the growth of social classes began to become more prominently known.  There were the elites who were mostly wealthy, creating 01% of the population who owned factories. The middle class were people who were not rich, but not poor. They made income from the elites and took the vocation of managers, supervisors and other skilled labors. The last class was the working class. They had less money, were hourly paid and very poor. They worked from pay check to pay check and were unskilled and semi –skilled laborers. The working class was mostly the people who came out of the rural areas and were forced to move into the city.

Continental emulation began and the trend of industrial revolution began to spread quickly. Other countries desired to have the money, growth, power, gun and same influence upon others as Britain has. In order, America revolutionized, then the French, Haitian, and South America. Each revolution influenced the next and each brought more attention and citizens into their growing homes.

With more people moving in, there were became more demands an with such a high demand, more buildings had to be created to hold more workers who created the wants and needs for the people that then led to a creation of fog and despair. Hard labor and suffering grew over the towns and began to be a usual outlook of life in the 18TH century. To create advances and to hope for a better tomorrow was great, but at what cost? The factories that continued to cover the cities created a thick fog of smoke that continued to bring sickness and disease. The many hours of work tore the people. Maybe the thought of industrialization was not such a great idea.

Expansion has always been a leading factor in many civilizations, yet sometimes the need for expansion can go too far. By creating more buildings more black clouds of pollution were made. With people continuing to move into the cities because of its advances and the opportunities of work, less space was given and those who could afford a living area were given it while thousands who could barely survive would be moved to smaller places or to the street. Even being moved to the streets would not persuade the people to leave though. The Industrial Revolution continued to bring opportunities, the more buildings the more opportunities for work so why leave? While trying to invent and progress society brought more factories and more people, the cities were forced to grow. By expanding, they exposed more of their pollution, decay, poverty and sickness. The Industrial Revolution was a time of sorrow and decay and continued to be for the next 300 years, until a new source was found. What were the main point within the industrial revolution that stood out towards you?


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