THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Breve paragrafo (in inglese con traduzione) sulla rivoluzione industriale (1 pagine formato pdf)

Towards the end of the 18th century a real economic revolution took place in England. The process was marked by great technical progress and vast improvements in agricultural and industrial methods.
Steam power was used for the first time, new machines were invented, the production of iron and steel greatly increased and industry began to develop. In 1824 George Stephenson built the first locomotive steam engine, and communication greatly improved. England became a manufacturing country, capitalism began to develop, and a new class of industrial workers appeared..