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The Industrial Revolution & the Rise of Capitalism - Chapter Summary
Get ready to learn about the Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism. This chapter will explain how the Industrial Revolution progressed in both Europe and the U.S. You'll be able to find out how industrialization is tied to capitalism. Other effects of the Industrial Revolution will be discussed as well. Watch these video lessons if you'd like to study:
- The British reform movement
- Inventions, urbanization and other impacts associated with the industrial revolution
- Industry during the Gilded Age
- Eli Whitney
- The 19th century economy, capitalism and the free market
Our video lessons are designed to be short to allow you to fully absorb each historical topic before you move on to the next. You can check your understanding by completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson.
1. 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.
2. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations
This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.
3. 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.
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.
5. 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.
6. American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models
American industry was transformed in the Second Industrial Revolution but not just through mechanization. Find out how new methods of management and organization helped the development of big business.
7. Eli Whitney and Interchangeable Parts: Definition & History
In this lesson, we will look at the role Eli Whitney played in promoting the use of interchangeable parts. We will explore the concept of interchangeable parts, and see how Eli Whitney implemented this technology at his rifle factory.
8. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact
During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.
9. Origins of Modern Capitalism
In this lesson, we will learn about the origins of modern capitalism. We will see how the modern capitalist system developed, and we will highlight key themes.
10. Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations
Capitalism is an economic system that has played a dominant part in building the world in which we currently live. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key concepts of capitalism, as well as its limitations.
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