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The Industrial Revolution
Transcript of The Industrial Revolution
- Agricultural Revolution
- Crop Rotation
- Natural Resources
- Expanding Economy
- many jobs
- unhealthy working conditions
- air and water pollution
- child labor
- class tension
- rise of the middle class
- Working-class revolts
- improved transportation
Affordable consumer goods
Improved working conditions
Longer life expectancy
- improved hours
- improved pay
- child labor laws
- Women’s Rights
- Public Education
The Communist Manifesto
- class warfare
***would give way to***
- classless society
The Wealth of Nations, 1776
- Laissez Faire
- Three Natural Laws of Economics:
- supply and demand
Developed by region
Copied British model
- imported engineers and equipment
- studied industrial management
- built railroads
- developed military
1868, Meiji Era
Govt’ initiated industrialization
- textile mills
- coal mines
- cement factories
- sustained economic growth
- military development
- IMPERIALISM in Asia
Increased competition among industrialized nations
Increased poverty in less-developed nations
Poorer nations supply materials for richer ones
Global Impact of Industrialization
Process of changing from an agricultural economy to one based on the mass production of machine-made goods.
- Otto Von Bismarck was the Prime Minister of Prussia.
- Prussia and Austria dominated the German Confederation.
- Bismarck’s main goal was to unify Germany.
- He would do whatever it took to achieve his goal.
Japan--From Isolation to Industrial Power
- Tokugawa Shoguns had ruled Japan for over two centuries.
- Japan practiced isolationism.
-Americans forced Japanese to trade.
- Tokugawa Shogun steps down
- Meiji Emperor Rules
Japan Opens its Doors
Germany Bursts on the Scene
1905, Japan Beats Russia in the Russo-Japanese War!