The Industrial Revolution comprised changes in agriculture and manufacturing that had a profound effect on the social, economic and cultural living conditions.
The French Revolution.
A period of radical social and political upheaval in France as the absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. Opposers of the monarchy continued to attack its old ideas about tradition and hierarchy.
The Lowell System
Every step of the manufacturing process was now executed in one place and is performed by adults instead of children.
The Factory Act
The Act originated in Great Britain and it provided the first regulations against child labor in factories.
The Elementary Education Act
Foster’s Education Act, in Great Britain, made school attendance mandatory for children between the ages of 5 and 10.
The Domestic Electric Refrigerator
Fred Wolf invented the first commercially-viable electric refrigerator, which he named “Domelre,” or Domestic Electric Refrigerator.
The Third Industrial Revolution
This revolution involved the rise of electronics, for example, the transistor and microprocessor, and the development of telecommunications and computers leading to the production of miniaturized material.