How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect Society

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While the Industrial Revolution had both positive and negative effects on society and the economy, the positive effects outweighed the negative. The Industrial Revolution brought intentions that people take for granted today. You may have not even thought about all the things that the industrial revolution brought to use, that still in use today and that greatly benefit society.

You may not know it, but some of the technology around you may have been invented because of the Industrial Revolution. For example, when you wake up in the morning, you turn on the light to the kitchen, and put a piece of bread into the toaster, in doing that you have already used two inventions made possible by the revolution. The toaster, and an affordable lightbulb for the masses. But what about something that greatly affected society, and the economy? Well, in 1813 an inventor named George Stephenson designed the first steam powered locomotive. This would pave the way for faster transportation at a lower cost. The same technology would be implemented into boats, creating the steam boat which did not require the use of coal and was much more cheaper to run, just like the locomotive. This technology would be later
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It depends on how you see the situation, sometimes it takes a epidemic to motivate a person to find a solution to the problem, especially when it comes to the medical field. This is exactly what happened with Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis; he was a Hungarian physician of German extraction, or dentist. Normally Puerperal fever, was common during the 19th century and was normally fatal had a mortality rate of 10% to 40%. However Semmelweis figured out that the percentage could be cut drastically when you washed your hands with a chlorinated solution created in 1847. Because of his work, he reduced the mortality rate from Puerperal fever to less than one