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How Does the Industrial Productions In the U.S. Affect its Foreign Policy? The First Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation had a dramatic effect on the cultural conditions in Britain.1 The Second Industrial Revolution began in the mid 19th century, where it focused mainly on America and Germany.2 Before the Industrial Revolution, ninety five percent of the population had just an abundant amount of supplies that would consider that they would have a decent life. The changes that took place in the U.S. included many roles of family members, and as well as the economy.3 The Industrial Revolution purpose was to change from hand and home production to machine and factory. The first industrial revolution was important for the inventions of spinning and weaving machines operated by water power which was eventually replaced by steam.4 This helped increase America's growth. However, the second industrial revolution truly changed American society and economy into a modern urban-industrial state. ...read more.


By providing enough food to sustain an adequate work force, England was preparing the way for expansion of the economy and industry.7 During the industrial revolution, textile was another change that had occurred.8 In the case of woolen cloth, the wool had to be sorted, cleaned and dyed. Then the wool was carded and combed. Next, it was spun into thread which was woven into cloth. Later, Eli Whitney had invented the cotton gin, which is used to separate cotton from its seeds easier, and is also convenient. England also had a trading system between China, West Indies, North America, and Africa for silk and cotton. The organization of the textile industry was not easy and was inefficient before the industrial revolution. Later, it was improved especially with the spinner system. The spinner system had evolved throughout the industry and was considered to be a new technology in the textile industry. Changes that took place in the textile industry must certainly focus about the inventions and their inventors, though not necessarily be limited to them. ...read more.


Finished products, raw materials, food and people needed a reliable, quicker and less costly system of transportation. Canals and rivers had long been used as a means of internal transportation. Later, the railroad was built so that transporting supplies can be easier. Tramways, using cast iron rails, were also being employed in a number of mines in England. By 1800 more than 200 miles of tramway of coal mines were served. Railroads completely dominated the transportation scene in England for nearly a century. Railroads grew rapidly in England, from 1,000 miles in 1836 to more than 7,000 miles built by 1852.13 The time between the 18th and 19th century when England started to industrialize and make social improvements in society was known as the industrial revolution. Industrialization changed all aspects of the country. While the Industrial Revolution did create many long lasting labor problems, it had helped advance America economically and socially.14 1 http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html 2 Ibid 3 http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761577952/industrial_revolution.html 4 http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/2/81.02.06.x.html 5 http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/2/81.02.06.x.html 6 ibid 7 ibid 8 ibid 9 ibid 10 ibid 11 http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2004/4/04.04.05.x.html 12 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/indrevo.htm 13 ibid 14 ibid ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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