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Imagine a world without technology There would be no means of transportation no cell phones television etc This was the world before the Industrial Revolution the birth of modern machinery in the mid 1700s Beck 717 Advanced technology allowed people to have new weapons transportation by motors and an overall new view on society The Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain and fairly quickly spread all throughout Europe The revolution of science and invention in Europe brought on a series of new thoughts Many movements towards sharing unconventional opinions helped nourish the brains of all people beginning with thinkers and philosophers The new ideas led to the creation of new inventions that increased productivity There were a wide variety of effects of the Industrial Revolution some of which were social some political and some economic First of all the advance of farming technology drove small-scale farmers into the cities which is called urbanization The majority of the people who moved were unskilled workers who were seeking jobs in factories and industries The demand for workers was high so the population grew too rapidly to properly provide things such as development plans laws housing and education for all the unskilled workers who came to cities The streets were filthy polluted and overcrowded There were no sewage systems or sidewalks Lack of adequate housing sanitation nutrition and medical care led to diseases People began spreading deadly diseases like cholera tuberculosis typhus typhoid and influenza websbcporgsites Family structure also changed during this revolution Children were sent out to work working in even worse conditions than adults and earning practically no money Women now had the right to work in factories which used to only be the fathers role instead of being forced to stay at home The sudden urbanization caused a multitude of social problems as a result of the Industrial RevolutionWith the growth of population came the growth of democracy At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
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