Definition - What does Industrial Revolution mean?
The Industrial Revolution (IR) was a time in history in the late 18th and 19th centuries marked by the rapid development of industry. It stemmed from Britain during this time and spread to less developed countries. The Industrial Revolution came about through the introduction of machinery to everyday life. This included steam powered tools, factory systems, more efficient water power, and mass production of goods.
Safeopedia explains Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution marked a major point in mankind's history where nearly every aspect of human life was effected. During this period of time was the first time in history when the standard of living of the general population increased consistently. This period of time had a significant effect on the human psyche, which became evident later in the 19th century, and man's relationship with his environment changed significantly.