Essay Wasabi: Industrial Revolution and New Manufacturing Processes

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The Second Industrial Revolution is the major stage of industrialization and extension of the transition to the new manufacturing processes, that was most evident in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Products such as steel, textiles and new railroads, as well as the discovery of electricity, and use of chemicals, petroleum, had all contributed to what is referred to as the Second Industrial Revolution. These products and advancements benefited all social classes. The Middle Class was indubitably and greatly profited due to the Revolution. Living conditions and standards improved significantly throughout the society. Even though the secondary education undoubtedly improved, girls still didn't receive much of it. Schools also helped classes find unity where upper middle class sons were allowed to study with aristocracy. Because of higher wages the new tradition was established, mostly for high middle class and proletariat emerged such as weekends which can be spent in amusement parks, beaches, dancehalls, or sport stadiums, where they could watch a newly organized professional sport, a new branch of culture. The new material, steel that substituted iron was one of the original changes made during the Second Industrial revolution. This change made engines smaller and more durable as well as enabled to build a first eternal combustion engine. Also, it provided a better building material to construct railways and ships, and automobiles, combined with a development of an assembly line involving Henry Ford, lead to a mass production, which guaranteed cheaper prices, once again profiting the Middle class. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and brought light on the streets, while