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Ch 14: AP European History: The First Industrial Revolution

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Watch video lessons on the first industrial revolution and learn about the growth of industry, economic factors that led to the revolution, rapid industrialization and much more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP European History course.

The First Industrial Revolution - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter on European history examines industry and manufacturing growth in the 100-year period from 1750 to 1850. Get started in this chapter with a look at the growth of industry in Britain before moving on to watch the revolution unfold across the globe. You'll find out why this initial revolution took place and learn about some of the social and economic consequences resulting from rapid industrialization. At the end of this chapter you'll be familiar with:

  • Impact of the revolution
  • Innovations that started the first industrial revolution
  • Growth of the working class during this period
  • Great Britain's major industries of the 18th century

Video Objectives
The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact Analyzes the growth of industry and manufacturing in Britain and around the world.
Causes of the First Industrial Revolution - Examples & Quiz Describes factors that made Great Britain a logical starting point for the revolution. Discusses technological changes and transportation improvements that characterized this period.
Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution Provides an in-depth examination of industries introduced in Great Britain in the late 18th century.
Urbanization and Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social and Economic Impacts Describes how the population of Europe became more urbanized and depicts working conditions for factory workers and miners. Discusses the emergence of trade unions, major reforms that took place and the reformers that brought about improvements in working conditions.
The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies Details the growth of urban laborers during the revolution. Looks at the different ideologies that championed the working class.

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