The Industrial Revolution
18th century. Revolution changed all the societies down to its roots that sustained over time. Industrialization created the British working class and middle class. Men were no longer treated like men but a commodity that could be bought and sold. Machines and products of technology revolutionized the progress. As more complex machines meant more workers to work them. Francis Bacon said "Knowledge is power" and science is the solution to practical problems. Periodization: Industrial Revolution affected from England to Europe to the US and all over. Causes were Britain was a island-nation, and ENgland had an effective bank so they could develop. Britain avoided revolution because people thought that they could move up in society. Products that were being used in daily life came from other places. Triangular Trade Route: African slaves were taken to America and Europe. Manufactured goods were being traded for the Africans. (sugar, coffee, tobacco, cotton) Textiles were one of the leading edges of the revolution that produced more cotton and clothes. Social consequences of revolution were new labor arrangements. For example, if the machine was working the worker had to be working. No more drinking on the job or swearing. No more being late or pay was docked. The body had to be disciplined to working in the factories. The revolution overall influenced the growth of technology in the world. Without it, there would not be machines or many of the other things we own today.