DME The Industrial Revolution

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DME--Industrial Revolution 15:50 Terms Spinning Jenny Power loom Railroads James Watts Steam Engine Importance of the Industrial Revolution Beginning of making everything by machine, a prominent characteristic of the modern  era A replacement of human and animal labor with machines Began in Britain in 1760’s Phases 1760-1860--textiles Textiles were invented to manufacture textiles in mass quantities Work on textiles was done mostly by women and children Very poor working conditions Workers were often injured or killed, or their well-being was threatened Long hours for little pay Owners could get away with all this 1860-1960 Era of heavy industry
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Dealt mostly with iron and steel Met Railroads Armaments Airplanes Tanks Trucks Workers were primarily men Dangerous working conditions Men were in a better position to argue for themselves Unions arose Pay and working conditions steadily improved 1960-present High-tech era Electronic equipment Communications Equipment Women do much of the industrial labor, primarily in Asia Characteristics Race to the bottom Owners wanted to find conditions that were beneficial to produce the most product/profit  for the lowest cost Cheap labor became a prize for owners
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  • Spring '14
  • Baker
  • Industrial Revolution, Rapid transit, lower classes, power loom, Railroads James Watts

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