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Unformatted text preview: continent it is today. The Industrial Revolution created a new rung on the social ladder, that of a working class. The need for workers in factories created jobs for many Europeans and the working class became a tight-knit community that had a “sense of solidarity.” 1 The Industrial Revolution lived up to its name as truly a revolution in which all aspects of life were changed, yet it was only because of certain circumstances that Europe was so receptive to these changes. Commerce and trade were boosted because of the Industrial revolution and workers realized “their potential power.” 2 Overall the Industrial Revolution was a positive era in the life of Europe and its inhabitants. 1 Thomas F.X. Noble, et al, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), 511. 2 Thomas F.X. Noble, et al, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), 515....
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- Fall '07
- Industrial Revolution