The Industrial Revolution had quite an impact on the European economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prior to this time, the economy was based on rural crafts often made in an individual’s home or place of business. After new technology was introduced and mechanical power was developed society and the quality of life of individuals would change.
Answer the following questions using your textbook and learning module: Describe at least one of the new technologies that were introduced. Which industry did they change? How was society changed? Please describe how the Industrial Revolution created a working class. Remember, wages were low and most members of a family were required to work. What was life like for them? Answer your question in a minimum of 200 words.