Industrial Revolution Summary

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Industrial Revolution


How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect A Person's Quality of Life?

One's quality of life is defined as the degree of well-being felt by a person or a group
of persons. It is concerned with a citizen's consumption of goods and services, human
rights and the environment. The industrial revolution have produced great wealth to many
citizens that influences their state of well being. Others may argue that the changes and
advancements in society have brought the burden of scarce resources, diseases and
pollution among it's people. Rather the opposite is true, the positive effects that the
revolution have introduced such as the high availability of employment, food, and human
rights and the opportunity for future growth overpowers these problems. Therefore it is
accurate to say that the benefits of the industrial revolution have improved one's quality
of life.


One characteristic that concerns the condition of a person's life is the freedom for an
occupation. This period of change have conducted the use of machinery for many types of
production. Some believe that the substitution of machines for human labor have created
high rates of unemployment for many nations. Before the revolution, jobs were very limited
because work was accomplished through animal power and hand labor. Also many tasks
required men with considerable skills which could only be accomplished through long hours
of work and practice. In the past and in the present it could be clearly seen that the
sprouting factories have brought high commands for individuals to function the births of
new technology. Henry Ford's assembly line for example required thousands of workers with
minimal skills to meet the increasing demand of goods. Presently new advancements in
society like the computer phenomena have created plenty of opportunities for many
citizens, and as new inventions are continually being introduced the demands for workers
remains to increase.


It is right for a person to say that as the requirements of consumers expand, the factory
system and production enlarges consequently inflicting the availability of world resources
for the future. Yet, a particular aspect that affect quality of living is the satisfaction
one feels through the attainment of their needs and wants. The centralization of
production in factories have increased the expedience of both required necessities and
unimportant highly desired products. One evident factor is the access to the efficient
harvests of fundamental foods. As a result of new technologies in the domestication of
plants and animals, people's diets contain more variety and food sources have become more
secure. In the past the productions of necessities were very low, inefficient and
undependable. The realm of wants was oblivious to citizens as they spent long hours and
performed hard labor to achieve life's essentials. After the industrial revolution basic
needs such as food, health, education, shelter, water supply and sanitation are easily
accessible and attainable.
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