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The Second Industrial Revolution. Comparison of 1 st & 2 nd Industrial Revolutions. The First Industrial Revolution. The first Industrial Revolution took place between about 1750 and 1870 Took place in England, the United States, Belgium, and France

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The second industrial revolution

The Second Industrial Revolution


Comparison of 1 st 2 nd industrial revolutions

Comparison of 1st & 2nd Industrial Revolutions


The first industrial revolution

The First Industrial Revolution

  • The first Industrial Revolution took place between about 1750 and 1870

    • Took place in England, the United States, Belgium, and France

    • Saw fundamental changes in agriculture, the development of factories, and rural-to-urban migration

    • Textiles, iron, & coal were most important

    • Water, coal, and steam powered industry

    • Size & number of goods produced by companies were fairly small


The second industrial revolution1

The Second Industrial Revolution

  • A phase of the larger Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution

  • Science/Research and development played a much greater role in applying scientific principles to industrial production


The second industrial revolution2

The Second Industrial Revolution

  • The second Industrial Revolution took place between about 1870 and 1960

    • Saw the spread of the Industrial Revolution to places such as Germany, Japan, and Russia

    • Steel, chemicals, electricity, & petroleum were the most important

    • Electricity & petroleum became the primary sources of power for factories, farms, and homes

    • Mass production, particularly of consumer goods

    • Use of electrical power saw electronics enter the marketplace (electric lights, radios, fans, television sets)

    • Corporations & number of goods produced became much larger


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