Industrial Revolution

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Industrialization: A Negative Impact

The Industrial Revolution began over 200 hundred years ago, yet the negative impacts still effect societies around the world today. The peoples of this planet have not yet defeated the classism that arose during this era, and the planet itself stuck in an ever-apparent cycle of excessive CO2 emissions. To overcome these global challenges, common knowledge must expand to proper and clean ways of product consumption and waste, and a sense of equality amongst peoples must be spread via positive interaction and education within upper to lower class citizens, to further eliminate these social and environmental barriers. The industrialization of Europe and beyond is considered a revolutionary happening due to the severe and immediate changes that transformed societies during and after. The first of these changes occurred due to Jethro Tull’s invention of the seed drill (1701), allowing farms that at one point depended on the communal work force of the surrounding village, to now sustainably plant and produce their given crop at a higher frequency. This soon became accessible revenue for farm owners, because they were now producing food for higher purposes than their consumption, creating potential profit. This possibility of profit gained the interest of the aristocratic families, and farms began being sold to particular persons instead of being communally owned. This left many families that had at one point flourished, to being jobless and unable to support their household. Soon the line between peoples with wealth and those without was being distinguished, and a sense of classism was arising within even the smaller villages. Around this same period, communities and families that made due with creating they’re own home textiles (as had been occurring throughout the cottage industry 1750-1850) was being diminished by inventions such as the spinning wheel, by James Hargreaves that allowed eight spindles to be spun at once. In...
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