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- Revolts of Luddites during the industrial revolution
- Growth and impact of the Industrial Revolution
- Causes of the First Industrial Revolution
- Great Britain's leadership role during this time
- Growth and ideologies of the working class
- Inventions by Sir Richard Arkwright
1. The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact
This lesson will introduce the First Industrial Revolution. We will study the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, some of its major impacts, and its spread throughout the world.
2. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary
The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.
3. Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution
In this lesson, we will explore the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. We will look at reasons for Britain's industrial leadership, trends in its industry, and the results of industrialization on British society.
4. The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies
In this lesson, we will meet the workers of the Industrial Revolution. We will examine the conditions under which they worked and lived, and we will learn about a few attempts to improve their situation.
5. Sir Richard Arkwright: Inventions, Biography & Facts
British inventor and entrepreneur Sir Richard Arkwright is considered the father of the factory system that started the Industrial Revolution in England. In this lesson you will learn about Arkwright's success in changing the textile industry.
6. Luddites During the Industrial Revolution: Definition & Overview
The Luddites were British workers who staged protests during the Industrial Revolution. Learn more about the reasons for their protests and the government's response, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Industrial Workers of the World: Definition, Goals & History
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was a radical union that was active in the first two decades of the 20th century. It attempted to organize all unskilled workers in the nation, with no preference to gender or race. Learn more about the IWW, then take a short quiz.
8. Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution
In this lesson, we'll learn about child labor during the Industrial Revolution. We'll learn what working conditions were like for child laborers and the legislation and movements that paved the way for its end.
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