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Ch 36: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization in the Western World

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Go through these video lessons and uncover how the Industrial Revolution changed the Western world forever. Each lesson has a quiz to test your knowledge of the materials, and instructors are standing by if you have further questions.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization in the Western World - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

From the 18th century to the present day, the creation and continued innovations of industrial machines have been a major game changer in terms of labor, economics, and societal practices. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, every item was painstakingly created by hand, so even the production of the simplest things took days if not months or years. As inventors began building machines to automate and speed up production, the revolution changed labor laws, purchase power, and society as a whole. In this chapter, you will investigate many of the factors that contributed to the Western world becoming industrialized. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • Inventions that boosted agricultural yields
  • Factors that led to the first Industrial Revolution
  • Strategies Britain used to push for reform
  • Leading economic theories before and during this era

Video Objective
The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects Go over agricultural advances and procedural changes that resulted in higher farm productivity in England during the 1700s.
The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects Discuss how the Industrial Revolution changed labor, economics, and society, and then describe how the following individuals' inventions contributed to the revolution: Richard Arkwright, James Hargreaves, Samuel Crompton, Edmund Cartwright, Henry Cort, and Richard Trevithick.
The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms Analyze how British citizens and politicians attempted to accomplish economic, political, and social reform during the 19th century.
The Economists: Adam Smith, David Ricardo & Thomas Malthus Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of the economic theories created by these three economists.

4 Lessons in Chapter 36: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization in the Western World
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects

2. The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects

For thousands of years, much of the world made objects in about the same way. Then, just over 250 years ago, something changed in England. Learn about how the First Industrial Revolution came about, then test yourself.

The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

3. 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.

The Economists: Adam Smith, David Ricardo & Thomas Malthus

4. The Economists: Adam Smith, David Ricardo & Thomas Malthus

During the 18th and 19th centuries, several major theorists put forth ideas that would influence how governments handled economic matters. This lesson will discuss the major ideas and influential theories of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Thomas Malthus.

Chapter Practice Exam
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