Industrial Revolution (apr 2, 1750 – jan 17, 1848)
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the idea of revolutionary change became healthy, inevitable, necessary, and morally good. People began to take risks, leading to material and social transformation. Capitalism rose along with the middle class. The market economy, which emphasized relationships based on contracts and money, not trade, was born, which eliminated the need for trade. The individualistic mindset continued to grow.
Machines were developed and improved at alarming rates. Factories were built, allowing goods to be sold at lower prices.
As industries flourished, agriculture, power, transportation, and want did as well.
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