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Sample Student Presentation - Industrial Revolution
Transcript of Sample Student Presentation - Industrial Revolution
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Begins in Western Europe, specifically Great Britain
Occurs roughly between 1750-1914
Gradually spreads all over the world
Increases efficiency and speed of production
Causes various cultural, social, and economic changes
Negative aspects outweigh the positive
Led to future innovations and technologies
Negative: Decreased the Quality of Working Conditions
Negative: Caused Social Upheaval
Positive: Globalization of the Economy
Bad Conditions for the Laboring Class
Horrible punishments for tardiness or misbehavior.
14-16 hour work days with only a 1 hour break to eat
Often starved because too tired to eat.
Factories were poorly lit and unsanitary.
Women paid less or had worse jobs.
Fewer job opportunities for women.
Less rights than men workers.
Effects of Industrialization
Globalization of the Economy
Decreased the Quality of Working Conditions
Stikes in Britain and the Unitied States
Sought change through strike, the formation of unions, and new political groups
Britain- Labour Party + mounting wave of strikes "Wisps of violence hung in the English air"
- Eric Hobsbawn
USA- Ex.- 1877, wage cut announced for eastern railroad company, workers went on strike, stopped rail service, rioted, and destroyed equipment
Latin america unrest and Revolution
Impoverished lower class, 90 percent of population
Mexico- unrest and social divide boiled into nationwide revolution
Chilean nitrate miners went on strike resulted in 1,000 men and women dying
Raw materials from one nation, manufacturing in another
Ex: India and England
Increased efficiency for broader mass production
Specialization--> increased dependency and decreased self- sufficiency
Export mass production of specialized product
Import of other commodities not produced locally
Messages transmitted instantaneously
First form of easy communication on a global scale
By 1870, almost 10 million messages handled
Modernized the global economy by easing ability to communicate
Integrated Asia with world's economy
Railroads crisscrossed Western Europe
International travel by
Use of iron and steel in shipbuilding
Colonial contact increased
International telegraph lines
More contact on a global scale initiated by trade
Integrated United states and Britain more thoroughly
Industrialization in Europe
The industrial revolution of 1750-1914 was a primarily negative force because it decreased the quality of working conditions and caused social upheaval, but was a positive force in that it caused globalization of the economy.
globalization of economy
deteriorating quality of working conditions
British Trade Routes 1750-1800
Southern England Railroad lines 1850 vs. 1890
Global Telegraph Lines 1871
Poor Working Conditions for Child Laborers
Serfdom incompatible with modern era
Creation of the illegal Russian Democratic Labor Party
1905- large insurrection demanding more rights
Revolution of 1917- resulted in complete overthrow of political system
Children beaten if misbehaved.
Worked in dangerous factory conditions.
Worked out of necessity to make money for the family, but paid less than grown men.
Images of workers during the industrial revolution.