Industrial Revolution

Started in the United Kingdom, and spanning from the 18th to the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution brought a profound and lasting effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the world with the great changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transport, and technology. It was a major turning point in human history.

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How did the Industrial Revolution affect culture?

It brought people together. Before the industrial revolution people were based in agriculture--farms that were spread out. The creation of machines, factories, cities, etc. brought people in from the countryside in search of a different lifestyle.

Time was suddenly important because work days weren't regulated by the sun. That's when clocks began to be used in the work place.

The entertainment industry began to develop because once people were off the clock, they wanted to have something to do.

Disease and sickness began to get worse because everyone was living so close together and there weren't any regulations.

Everyone in the family had to work. Family life was very difficult and was different because they were no longer working together. It wasn't like back on the farm. Now the women and men went to separate work places.

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When was the Victorian Age?

The term "Victorian" is usually applied to people and events in The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it was then called) during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.

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Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in Great Britain?

Britain had abundant sources of coal. Britain had a strong workforce. Britain had good transportation networks.

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Why did factory owners recruit children to work for them?

1) Kids worked cheap.

2) Many machines required somebody who was small-enough to reach difficult areas. Kids fit the bill here very well.

3) Children did not have to go to school in the late 1800's as they do today. Sending them to school was expensive. This meant that they were largely a waste of resources for a family if they were not doing something useful with their time, like working.

4) It was widely accepted that children SHOULD be working. Farm children would be assigned minor tasks as soon as they were large enough to accomplish them, and children in the city were treated no differently.

5) The owners are so mean that they think killing the child without letting the dead child's parents know is great! But that is wrong!

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John D. Rockefeller

Who were John Rockefeller and Andew Carnegie?

John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil and utilized American railroads to maximize profits through the use of horizontal monopoly building (which is now unlawful), while Andrew Carnegie worked in steel and began what would eventually evolve into the U.S. Steel cooperation.

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When did industrialization begin?

Industrialisation has over most of history been a gradual process and may even be said to begin with the making of the first tool or item of clothing (manufacture) or the first building of a home (construction, another industrial activity). England was already more industrial in 1750 than in 1500, though agriculture remained the larger sector. The classic "Industrial Revolution" had its beginnings in Britain through technical advances in iron production, technological innovations in the textile industry from the 1760s and the application of steam power in manufacture from the 1780s. Other regions too had periods of industrial growth both within and beyond Europe (notably China under the Sung dynasty in the 11th-12th centuries), but none led to such a fundamental economic transformation.

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Is homeschool help available from the government?

i think some people are copying and pasting those answers..... but the answer is yes!Government regulation and support of homeschooling is carried out primarily at the state level. Some school districts have established centers at which families may enroll in classes or obtain resources and instructional support. Such arrangements are called shared schooling, dual enrollment, or assisted homeschooling. Some districts also allow homeschoolers to attend public school part-time. Many private schools, some public schools, and the state of Alaska provide homeschoolers with texts, materials, and support. Homeschoolers also rely on libraries, museums, parks department programs, churches, civic associations, and other local institutions.

Most federal support for education is dedicated to programs for children who have special needs, such as low-achieving children, children with limited English proficiency, and children with disabilities. Generally, local districts have the option of offering services under these programs to homeschoolers who meet the districts' criteria for eligibility.

Rowan Hawthorne of Massachusetts wrote on the Home Education Mailing List (FAQ compiled in September 1994):

The superintendant of each school district is responsible for overseeing the education of children, whether in school or at home. In some towns (such as Brookline), this means that the superintendant will make many school services available to parents educating their own children. It could conceivably mean that some superintendants could give you trouble, though I haven't heard of any cases.

[The answer above is based on a homeschooling FAQ originally edited in 1994 by Dave Mankins for the Home Education Mailing List, and from a homeschooling brochure written by Patricia M. Lines, Senior Research Analyst, National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking and Management, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education.]

Many of us would not want it! Freedom is better, and the stats show that HS works. It is unavailable in VA where I live. Miz

In Alaska, there is a great deal of help available. At the Juneau Home Educators homeschool resources page, you will find a list of the several statewide programs which provide funding for secular curriculum, et cetera.

I understand that other states have begun experimenting with aiding or funding homeschoolers, to try to draw them back into the net and regain some control.

Many homeschoolers are strongly against becoming involved with the state at all. They've worked too hard for their independence to give it up for a mess of pottage. Since homeschooling can be done cheaply, there's no reason not to stand up for those principles if you have them.

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How did the industrial revolution change working conditions for people?

There was very little need for skilled labor

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Why is skilled workers necessary?

If there weren't skilled workers then there would be a lot of on the job injuries and so many law suits

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Who did great Britain sell industrial goods to?

i think everybody but mostly France cause it is close

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How did government policies contribute to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain?

A. The British government established factories that produced industrial goods at low prices. B. The British government broke up joint stock companies to promote competition. C. The British government passed laws that prevented any businesses outside the country from learning about manufacturing innovations. D. The British government paid a large percentage of the wages earned by industrial workers.

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What are the answers to US studies weekly week 22?

three down plantations

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Why did sports become popular at the turn of the 20th century?

People had free time on the weekends ~APEX

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How does a tariff help American business?

Protective tariffs help American business because the tariff is a tax on imported goods, so it is encouraging people to buy from American businesses rather than foreign ones.

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In what ways did industrialization benefit society?

Among other things, industrialization meant consumer products were more plentyful and available at prices that allowed middle and lower income families to enjoy what was once enjoyed only by the wealthy.

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What city did the Industrial Revolution begin in us?

The Industrial Revolution began an era of per-capita economic growth in ..... nicknamed "Cottonopolis", and arguably the world's first industrial city.

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Why did the rural way of life disappear during the Industrial Revolution?

Rural way of life disapeared mainly because there were more jobs readily available in the big citys thus, everyone was moving away to the citys.

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Cotton Gin

Why did the Industrial Revolution cotton gin fail?

The cotton gin did not fail. It worked too well.

This brilliant invention by a young student on his first visit to the South turned cotton into America's biggest export, earned huge wealth for the planters and caused the arrogant attitudes that led to the breakaway Confederacy and the Civil War.

It also created a need for more and better textile machinery to make cotton cloth, sparking inventions in many countries and advancing the Industrial Revolution.

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What country is the birth place of the industrial revolution?

GBR or Great Brittan is where it started because at the time they had the people and resources to industrialize

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What triggered the second Industrial Revolution?

the technological revolution triggered the second industrial revolution and it was the primary source of energy

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How did the telephone effect the Industrial Revolution?

It made communication between businesses much quicker, instead of having to rely on postal services. Additionally, it meant that decisions (such as in changes in manufacturing) could be made instantly. (Snakester1962)

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When did England's Industrial Revolution take place?

The British Industrial Revoltion took place from the late 1700's to early 1800's. Can't really find a clear date, but, my Global teacher is happy with that answer.

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An industry identified in your textbook as one with mixed blessing for the Caribbean region is?

tourism in my geography book

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Where did the mudlarks work in the Industrial Revolution?

A mud lark is someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value such as; discarded rubbish, household items and toys. Children would scavenge in the River Thames during low tide, mud larks were usually young children aged between eight and fifteen or widowed women. Becoming a mud lark was a cry of desperation as it is considered one of the worst jobs on history. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, raw sewage and waste would wash onto the shores as well as the corpses of humans, cats and dogs. Mud larks would be lucky if they made a penny a day selling what they had found during low tide, which was the only time people could scavenge along the shores of the rivers.

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Why was rural to urban migration essential to industrialization?

Urban migration was essential to industrialization because of the massive workforce needed to industrialize. Once steam power was used in factories, massive cities formed, as people flocked to factory jobs by the thousands.


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