Lesson 16: The Industrial Revolution
Lesson 16: The Industrial Revolution Hist 150
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Date Created: 10/19/15
Lesson 16 The Industrial Revolution 0 Can be traced back to the 1790 s 0 Started with cotton industry 1 Reliance on machine technology 2 Factories 3 Steam Power Coal is the basic fuel of the Industrial Revolution 0 Happened on a regional level 0 People worried about eh impact of technology on jobs 0 Luddites 0 Followers of Legendary Ned Ludd who is known to have smashed a machine with a sledge hammer Active in the heart of the Industrial Revolution 18101820 Took direct action about new technologies Gathered at night and would break into factories and bust up machines People had very mixed views towards the Luddites Government was not sympathetic Worried about impact of Industrial Revolution and its impact on society 000000 The Second Industrial Revolution 0 18401870 0 Takeoff in 0 Coal 0 Iron 0 Steel 0 Railroads 0 People start investing in railroads o quotThe Rocket I Locomotive that could travel 30 miles per hour while pulling about 20 tons Manchester and Liverpool Railroad 1830 0 1st railroad stretching 32 miles 0 Main purpose was for the transport of cotton 0 Later became a popular way of tra nsportation for both goods and people 0 People were concerned about the impact of trains on the human body 0 People worried about employment for both people and horses Railroads o A concern on the impact of local economy 0 Public safety worries fatalities 0 William Huskisson I 1St fatality on a railway ManchesterLiverpool Railway 0 1877 Continent wide railway system 0 Demands for coal iron and steel are in high demand 0 Travel became faster and more efficient Industrialization and Work 0 Transformed work and production 0 Division of labor 0 Factory discipline I Breaking up the complex process of ma king something into simple steps 0 Adam Smith amp quotThe Wealth of Nations 0 Looked at the manufacture of ma king pins 0 Realized that division of Labor dra matically increased productivity 0 Workers do the same step over and over again Work Rules at the Foundry and Engineering Works ofthe Royal Overseas Trading Company Berlin 1844 o Strict rules on showing up to work 0 Timefra mes to complete tasks 0 People were expected to work 0 No conversation with fellow workers 0 No drunkenness 0 Natural functions kept to specific places aka people especially from the country would learn to use public restroom facilities
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