Industrial Revolution

Karie Hughes

Overview of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a time of new manufacturing process that changed peoples life. You no longer had to wash or do anything by hand because they had new machines and all people worked in factories. The Industrial Revolution began in the late 1700's and ended in the late 1800's and it began in England.

The conditions of Child Labor

In the years that followed the Civil War, known as the “Rise of Industrial America, 1876 – 1900” on the American Memory Timeline of the Library of Congress Learning Page, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. When studying history we see that existing industries flourished and new opportunities developed, such as petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and the widespread use of electrical power. The use of railroads grew exponentially and industry and services once in isolated areas of the country entered into a national market economy.