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What did Thomas Edison contribute to the Industrial revolution?
He created the light bulb; electricity.
Why did the Industrial Revolution start in England?
A. Agrarian Revolution (people=stuff.)
B. Enclosure Movement (move to city after fence up.)
C. Natural resources.(Coal and iron.)
D. Capital and Entrepreneurs
E. Colonies (people buy their stuff.)
What did James Watt contribute to the Industrial Revolution?
He improved the steam engine.
What did Robert Fulton contribute to the Industrial Revolution? How did it Impact North America?
He created the steam boat, which impacted america by making transportation on water faster.
What were effects of the railroad system?`
A. New jobs for farm laborers
B. Less expensive transportation
C. Population increase
80% of the population belonged to which social class during the 2nd Industrial revolution?
The working class.
What was Orville and Wilbur Wright's contribution to the 2nd revolution?
They created the airplane.
What was one of the first industries to be effected by the industrial revolution?
During the 2nd revolution, what part of production was valued most?
Machines because they were a lot if money to fix but workers were easily replaceable.
How did electricity impact factories in the 2nd revolution?
It made it so workers could work longer and be safer but some machines were also powered by electricity.
Who is the new elite?
A group around the high middle class.
How much percent did this group make up?
5% of the population.
How much wealth do they own?
30-40% of wealth.
How did mass production and the assembly line affect prices of goods?
It allowed products to be produced more efficiently and gave new range of consumer goods.
Why did urban and rural populations increase?
Since trains ran from rural to urban and from the city, people could travel faster and cheaper but also new inventions were made from it.(People weren't dying.)
Did the birthrate in a modern family increase or decrease?
Decrease, to improve economic conditions.
How many people belong to the working class?
80% of Europeans.
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