Between 1775 and 1908, the Industrial Revolution brought about technological advances in transportation, communication and productivity. These inventions shaped the modern world and continue to influence technological in... More »

The Industrial Revolution encouraged imperialism in three critical respects. It assured Western economic and military ascendancy, it demanded both suppliers of raw materials and retail markets, and it provided transporta... More »

The Industrial Revolution was important because it changed every aspect of life and business in Britain. With the birth of the Industrial Revolution, formerly rural areas quickly became urbanized hives of industry. More »

The Industrial Revolution brought changes in the textile industry, communication, transportation and the overall quality of life. All of these changes helped move society from being more agrarian to being primarily indus... More »

The technological advances of the Industrial Revolution caused an increased need for raw materials that encouraged the rise of European imperialism. The colonies also provided captive markets for manufactured goods. More »

New forms of entertainment sprang up during the Industrial Revolution that included theater, department stores, spectator sports, and enhanced communication by way of newspapers, magazine, telephone, phonograph and wirel... More »

The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700s. Britain's abundance of coal and iron is one of the main factors in the country becoming the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. More »