The Industrial Revolution 18th - 19th Century

By: Brennan M and Nicholas R
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The industrial revolution is the name given to the historic movement in the late 18th century where production and transportation changed from manual labor to machine based processing. This change enabled mass production and reduced the amount of human work in the manufacturing of goods. It was a time of great innovation for the entire world.

The three key contributors to the Industrial Revolution were textiles, steam power and iron making. With the discovery of steam-powered machinery, mass production was made available. Machines took over for humans on the production line and efficiency increased.

Most people at the time were workers, laboring in factories to produce goods by hand. Once the Industrial Revolution took place, the standard of living rocketed; wages rose, job opportunities increased, and the efficiency of production dramatically increased.

Modern Connections:
The Industrial Revolution shaped how the world is today. It led to inventions from people such as The Wright Brothers, Benjamin Franklin and James Watt. Without the Industrial Revolution, we would be living in a world without light bulbs, or automobiles, or airplanes.

World's Fastest Train
Factories

Links
Industrial Revolution Timeline
Steam Engine
Textiles
Life During The Revolution


References:

Primary Soruces:
"INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION." World History International: World History Essays From Prehistory To The Present. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://history-world.org/Industrial Intro.htm>.
Secondary Sources
"Industrial Revolution." Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/migration/chapter3.html>.
Tertiary Sources:
"Industrial Revolution." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_revolution>.


Reviews
Malcolm - You don't need to indicate in brackets the time period of the Industrial Revolution beside the title, because that seems like you're specifying which Industrial Revolution it was, and as far as I know, it's the only one. You can also work on your grammar in the modern connections section because it looked like you were going on and on and on and on and running out of breath and going on and on. Other that those few points it seemed pretty informative and a clear understanding of the Industrial Revolution.