The Industrial Revolution brought many important changes to the whole world, including Great Britain. A big part of major changes was in the 18thcentury, and the whole movement originated in Great Britain. It affected many things, from basic industrial manufacturing processes to the effects that they had to the society. The textiles industry played a major role at that time because it involves many workers, invested capital, and output value.
This industry was the first one to implement new production methods, and its transition to machine power increased effectiveness and productivity considerably. This effect was also felt by chemical and iron production industries. The Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain, but it soon expanded to other parts of the world. Its actual effects on different areas varied and they manifested at different times.
In terms of the trickle-down effects or the benefits that helped lower classes were not obvious until the 19th century. Initially, such innovative machines as the spinning Jenny and the Watt steam engine benefited only wealthy industrialists. There were certain major effects of the Industrial Revolution on the overall population. Before it, most cotton spinning was made with special wheels at home, and specific industrial advances allowed people to increase their output and productivity. They were given with higher incomes and enabled to facilitate the growth of the bigger consumer goods market. So, lower classes were provided with the opportunity to spend money and got a sustained growth in their living standards for the first time in their history.
There were different chances in where most people lived too. Rich industrialists wanted more employees and new techniques to be used in their factories in major cities. That’s why many people who used to live in the countryside decided to migrate there permanently. The industrial Revolution resulted in the growth of cities all over the world, including London and others.
Finally, trading between nations increased as they had their massive surpluses of specific consumer goods that couldn’t be sold on domestic markets. Trading rates increased considerably, thus making Great Britain wealthier than ever before, and this effect was translated into its military power and the possibility to sustain worldwide colonies and trading networks.
The Industrial Revolution brought many important changes to the whole world, including Great Britain. A big part of major changes was in the 18thcentury, and the whole movement originated in Great Britain. It affected many things, from basic industrial manufacturing processes to the effects that they had to the society.