On this day, one hundred and fifty years ago, a boy discovered the great achievement of the internal combustion engine. This engine burned fuel in order to power its main purpose of operation. The British boy knew only one thing, that the world would never be the same. At the same time America was making its own advancements in crop tending and manufacturing raw materials. During the 19 th century many people started to evolve economically.
The Industrial Revolution, which started in Britain, made advancements that we know and use today. Many differences between America’s Industrial Revolution and Britain’s revolution still effect people today. Britain became the most depended on country on earth along with America at the turn of the 18 th century. The similarities; however, between America’s revolution and Britain’s were all social and economical. The first reason the Industrial Revolution started in Britain is because Britain needed a more effective ways of manufacturing its products. America was the answer; America was made of natural resources and other goods that would help Britain.
America would sell its goods to Britain and would profit off the sell. The British in turn resold the manufactured goods to America, and profited from the colonists. The British made millions of dollars off the Americans, in effect bankrupting them. The British also supplied more jobs to the public at low pay and long hours. The British merchants turned on the laborers and forced them to work in dangerous environments.
2. INTRODUCTION During the second half of the 17 th century, there were a drastic breakthrough in mainly Great Britain's, but gradually the rest of the worlds development, that would lead to radical changes in peoples lives, working relations and environment. Industrial revolution was so fundamental that it's often compared with the transition from farming to stock raising, which began several ...
The American Industrial revolution was quite the same. The revolution started much later and had a bigger impact on the economy. Like the British revolution, more jobs were available and the population was growing. In both countries labor unions were forming in order to protect the laborers. Congress allowed labor unions as long as they side with Congress on its decision. For example, Congress decreed that if a labor union were to be formed then it would be responsible for any financial disasters.
Parliament was the exact same way; it allowed labor unions as well. In conclusion, Britain’s Industrial Revolution and America’s were both related economically and socially. Both governments allowed labor unions and secured more jobs. Both Congress and Parliament had limits on how far each business could use child labor and how both had the same views. These two Industrial Revolutions helped future generations become more educated and more motivated.