You have found the "BEST" Term Paper site on the Planet!

We GUARANTEE that you’ll find an EXEMPLARY College Level Term Paper, Essay, Book Report or Research Paper in seconds or we will write a BRAND NEW paper for you in just a FEW HOURS!!!

150,000+ Papers

Find more results for this search now!

Please enter a keyword or topic phrase to perform a search.
Need a Brand New Custom Essay Now?  click here

Industrial Change in Britain

Uploaded by Honeybee984 on Jul 29, 2001

Industrial Change in Britain:'There was frequent and widespread discontent’ How accurate is this statement?

The Industrial Revolution is a term describing the many changes that transformed Great Britain from approximately 1760 and 1830. The main feature was the change to the factory system that depended on power driven machinery instead of manpower and the rapid growth of the cotton industry. The Industrial Revolution occurred because the scientists and inventors used their imaginations to develop new products and to exploit the opportunities of booming markets. Examples of this occurred in the textile, pottery and iron industries. The development of mining, particularly of the widespread use of coal, road improvements due to the road tolls, the building of canals, the growth of coastal shipping and the later rise of the railways were all crucial in the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain meant that the country could import cotton, woollen goods, iron and steel, machinery, hardware and coal on a huge scale. Other countries were not so industrialised therefore Great Britain had a strong advantage over them.

Factory owners were able to move their products around the country more quickly, more cheaply and with greater safety than previously. For example, Britain’s main fuel was coal. As the towns grew they needed more coal. The coal was heavy and difficult to transport by road. During this time many canals were built and soon a canal network made transporting coal, merchandise and communicating a lot easier. During the Industrial Revolution, the cotton industry rapidly increased with the invention of an improved spinning wheel powered by water. These machines were quickly mass-produced for factory use. Factories could be built in the towns and employ many workers. The cotton industry saw rapid growth and needed many workers to keep it going.

The increase in factories and employment meant that there was a huge amount of work to do. Many children obtained work in the factories instead of attending school. Before the Industrial Revolution, families worked hard but could also rest when they could not work. In the factories, children and adults alike were expected to work very long hours and hardly ever had free time at home. In some cases, children worked from 3am to 10pm. Children could easily be trained to work in the textile industries because it was made up of simple tasks. Sunday was a day of rest, yet in some factories, the children...

Sign In Now to Read Entire Essay

Not a Member?   Create Your FREE Account »

Comments / Reviews

read full paper >>

Already a Member?   Login Now >

This paper and THOUSANDS of
other papers are FREE at PlanetPapers.

Uploaded by:   Honeybee984

Date:   07/29/2001

Category:   European History

Length:   4 pages (1,009 words)

Views:   1764

Report this Paper Save Paper
Professionally written papers on this topic:

Industrial Change in Britain

  • Auditing Practice and the Impact of Tax Reform

    In seven pages this paper discusses auditing and the impact resulting from the Tax Relief Act of 1997 reform. Eight sources are c...

  • Trists, Estates, and Financial Planning

    In twenty pages the planning of estates and finances are examined in a hypothetical case study featuring a twentysomething couple ...

  • Overview of IAS

    In nine pages international accounting standards are examined in terms of investments, cash flow reporting, retirement benefits, t...

  • Accounting as a Career Path

    The writer discusses the accounting field, and considers such things as eduction and training necessary to become an accountant, t...

  • Independence and Auditing Fraud Issues

    In five pages this paper discusses independence and fraud issues as they pertain to auditing. Five sources are cited in the bibli...

  • Auditing and Ethics

    In seven pages independent auditors are examined within the context of the ethical issues that pertain to their operations. Seven...

  • An Analsysis of 401K Retirement Plans

    401 Ks are among the most progressive of the retirement plans available. This seven page paper reviews these plans in detail. Si...

  • Overview of the SEC

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is the focus of this comprehensive research paper consisting of twenty two pages which incl...

  • Internal Auditing and Fraud Detection

    In thirteen pages the ways an organization can use internal auditing in fraud detection are analyzed in a discussion of internal a...

  • Egyptian CPA Companies and HRM

    In twenty pages this paper discusses various human resource management issues in an application of them to various Egyptian CPA or...

View more professionally written papers on this topic »