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How far was Britain changed by the industrial revolution 1750-1830?

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Introduction

How far was Britain changes by the industrial revolution 1750-1830? In the middle of the 18th century, Britain began a large and revolutionary change. This industrial revolution caused a difference to a lot of other different factors as well. The way people behaved, trade, medicine, and some other factors which will be discussed further on. The industrial revolution was due to Britain succeeding in commercial, and world wide trade. There were a few years of good farming, which meant more food and healthier people. This made the population boom, and demand for goods rose, increasing commercial consumption. At the same time of this, the British Empire was growing enormously, which increased trade, and further increasing the demand for goods. At this time, people were producing goods in small quantities- everything was hand made, and very difficult to mass produce. The demand for products made people think about how they could make things quicker, and more easily, so inventions to help were made. ...read more.

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The amount of people allowed to vote doubled, although this may seem a large difference, it only increase the voting population to 10% of the richest. This 10% is also due to the industrial money being earned, so the rich were getting richer. Poor people were living in more cramped conditions within the cities, as housing was built quickly, so that factory workers had accommodation. This cramped housing meant that sanitary needs were not very good. Killer diseases were still rife; however some vaccinations were discovered during this time. There was very little change in this area during the industrial revolution. People were more concerned with industrial developments than medicine. Ordinary people could not afford medicine, and higher classes were weary to try out new developments. The good trade meant that it was important to introduce a god transport system with Great Britain. From 1750-1830 a lot more canals and roads were built to transport coal to factories, and produce for shipping. ...read more.

Conclusion

Between 1750 and 1830, this changed, so the main type of work was industrial. Many people migrated towards areas where there was a lot of industry, ant left their agricultural land to work in the factories. I think that the thing which changed the most by the industrial revolution was the population. People moved from their homes in the rural areas to live in towns where there was industry. As well as this, there was a huge population increase at the same time. This caused there to be a very high population density in some areas, and effected where the population was situated (surrounding the coal fields). I also think that population increase was the main factor which caused the industrial revolution in the first place. Without such a huge increase in population, the amount of change within the other categories would not have been as great, or happened at all. However, I think that all these factors changed greatly over the industrial revolution, and without one of them changing another change may not have become possible. ...read more.

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