Causes of the Industrial Revolution
From 1700 until the beginning of the First World War in 1914, a period of great social, political and economic upheaval unfolded across the globe. There are many contributing factors that made the Industrial Revolution possible. In this programme we focus on the agricultural revolution, the rise of the factory, the invention of the steam engine, and the role of Britain’s empire.
Key stage 3: Britain, 1745-1901
Impacts of the Industrial Revolution
This programme provides an overview of the most significant impacts on working conditions and the environment during and after the Industrial Revolution. The time period is notorious for its dangerous factory conditions, lack of worker and child labour rights, and overcrowded, unsanitary and polluted cities. As a result, protests and new laws improved labour and environmental issues, though problems still exist today.
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