The Industrial Revolution 1700-1900. Chapter 25. What was it?. A period of rapid growth in manufacturing & urbanization Began in England in mid-1700s Spread to Europe & America Allowed the West to dominate the world. Why England?.
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The Industrial Revolution1700-1900
These are the Factors of Production
Textiles was 1st major industry
James Watt’s Steam Engine 1765
George Stephenson’s Rocket
Rapid Urban growth + slow Govt. regulation
Lack of sanitation
Pollution & crime
Eventually life improved
Middle Class emerges
Workers form unions
Reform laws are eventually adopted
Education & standard of living improves
Nations become rich