Ch 9: British Industrialization & Reform

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You can use this chapter to prepare yourself for a history class or exam focusing on the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. These lessons provide a quick refresher, while the self-assessment quizzes help you to test what you have learned.

British Industrialization & Reform - Chapter Summary

The Industrial Revolution profoundly changed world history. Use these lessons to explore how it was carried out in Great Britain and the effect it had on society and culture. Begin by looking at the three major components of this revolution, the Agricultural Revolution, Transportation Revolution and industrialization. See how these new industries and work methods changed the way society was shaped. Explore the social upheavals resulting from the mass migration of new working class Britons. Finish off by exploring the medical and architectural achievements of the British. By studying these lessons, you allow yourself to:

  • Explain how the Agricultural, Industrial and Transportation Revolutions changed employment
  • Explore the growing middle class and the reform and religious movements it spearheaded
  • Discuss the life and works of John Henry Newman
  • Chart the growth of the British class system
  • Identify the Crystal Palace and its significance
  • Explain the growth of public health initiatives in Great Britain

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10 Lessons in Chapter 9: British Industrialization & Reform
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The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

1. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution

2. 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.

Transport Revolution in Great Britain: Definition & Timeline

3. Transport Revolution in Great Britain: Definition & Timeline

Great Britain's Industrial Revolution was amongst the most efficient in the world, but why? In this lesson, we'll examine the role that transportation played in the British Industrial Revolution, and see how this redefined the nation's history.

The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

4. The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

The first Industrial Revolution led to fundamental changes in all aspects of society, from work patterns to living conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss the reform movements aimed at solving the problems of inequality, parliamentary reform, and unhealthy urban areas.

Political & Economic Reform in 19th-century Britain

5. Political & Economic Reform in 19th-century Britain

In this lesson, we explore the political, social, and economic reform that was enacted in Great Britain during the 19th century in response to the overwhelming pressures placed on British society by the Industrial Revolution.

Religious Movements & Reform in 19th-Century Britain

6. Religious Movements & Reform in 19th-Century Britain

In this lesson we will explore religion and religious movements in Great Britain during the 19th century. We will highlight key themes and developments, and understand the historical context of religion in Great Britain at that time.

John Henry Newman: Biography, Facts & Books

7. John Henry Newman: Biography, Facts & Books

In the UK, the Church of England is the most common religion. However, one guy decided that he wanted to worship in the way that was best for him. He took a big step and converted to Catholicism. His decision and his writing helped to define religion and bring people together. That is the story of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman.

19th Century England: Society, Social Classes, & Culture

8. 19th Century England: Society, Social Classes, & Culture

The 19th century, also referred to as the Victorian Era, ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity to England. This lesson touches on 19th-century English society, its social values and class divisions, the Industrial Revolution, and the British Empire.

The Crystal Palace: Building, Conquest & Great Exhibition

9. The Crystal Palace: Building, Conquest & Great Exhibition

Different buildings leave different legacies on the world. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of the Crystal Palace, and see how this incredible structure changed the world of the 19th century.

History of Public Health in Great Britain

10. History of Public Health in Great Britain

From its Celtic beginnings to the recent Brexit, Great Britain has had a long history. Despite all the changes, though, people still fall ill. Great Britain has created many ways to treat their ill residents, from plague relief to chemotherapy.

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