Ch 34: FTCE Social Science: The Industrial Revolution

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Enhance your grasp of the events that led to and resulted from the first Industrial Revolution as you study the lessons in this chapter. Let our videos and instructors assist you as you prepare for the questions on the FTCE Social Science exam.

FTCE Social Science: The Industrial Revolution - Chapter Summary

Return to the late 18th and early 19th centuries to reexamine the origins and progression of the first Industrial Revolution. Review the writings of the leading economical theorists of the period and check out some of the inventions that were developed in this dynamic era. As you view the lessons in preparation for the FTCE Social Science exam, you will study the following:

  • 18th and 19th century innovations in agriculture
  • Roots of the first Industrial Revolution
  • Innovations and inventions of the Industrial Revolution
  • Impact of the Industrial Revolution
  • Reform movements in Great Britain
  • Theories of Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus and other economists

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6 Lessons in Chapter 34: FTCE Social Science: The Industrial Revolution
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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.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

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.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

3. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

4. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

5. 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

6. 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.

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