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The Industrial Revolution

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    The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the development of the steam engine, played central roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved systems of transportation, communication and banking. While industrialization brought about an increased volume and variety of manufactured goods and an improved standard of living for some, it also resulted in often grim employment and living conditions for the poor and working classes.

    The Industrial Revolution was the second most transformative revolution in human history, changing the way human beings produce wealth, distribute wealth and lifting millions of people out of poverty into a comfortable modern life, with access to technology resources unimaginable prior to the Industrial Revolution. In many ways the process of industrialization continues today as the rest of the world is industrializing to meet the challenges of the modern era