Introduction to the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution began in Europe in the early eighteenth century. Although Great Britain had attempted to prevent the export of industrial technology, people brought industrial ideas back to the United States of America. In America, the Industrial Revolution took place around 1790 to 1870. This Industrial Revolution is a change from hand and home production to machine and factory production. Many remarkable innovations and technological advancements mark this period. Technological advancements cut down the long weeks that it previously took to transport goods. Advancements in communication eliminated the time-lag in sending information. Factories and machines popped up everywhere; production increased exponentially. The nation experienced economic growth. Many extraordinary achievements define the first Industrial Revolution in the United States.