W CS 09

Age of Revolutions (1750-1914)

The Age of Revolutions was a period of two world-encompassing and interrelated developments: the democratic revolution and the industrial revolution. Both had political, economic and social consequences on a global scale.

Content Statement

9. Industrialization had social, political and economic effects on Western Europe and the world.

Content Elaborations

The Industrial Revolution transformed Europe and North America in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It had positive and negative effects on class distinctions, family life and the daily working lives of men, women and children. Population growth and migrations, urbanization and emigration out of Europe were impacted by the move to an industrialized economy.

The Industrial Revolution led to movements for political and social reform in England, Western Europe and the United States. It also expanded the world-market economy.

Expectations for Learning

Analyze the social, political and economic effects of industrialization on Western Europe and the world.