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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

Effects of the industrial revolution in Europe.

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Effects of the industrial revolution in Europe.
(a) Creation of employment opportunities: Ordinary working people found increased opportunities for employment in the new mills and factories.
(b) Emergence of Factories and urbanization:
Industrialization led to the creation of the factory system and was largely responsible for the rise of the modern cities.
(c) Improved Standards of living: Living conditions and health care improved during the 19th century. The
famines that troubled rural areas did not happen in industrial areas.
(d) Population increase: Living conditions and health care improved during the 19th century.
(e) Local and international trade developed: Manufactured goods
were sold locally while others were exported to America.
(f) European economies became diversified as a result of industrial growth: This led to specialization e.g. traders, bankers, mechanics and agriculturalists.
(g) Development and use of machinery in agriculture: This led to increased food production.
(h) Improvement in Transportation and technology: The expansion of businesses and factories expanded Canals, highways and railways.


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