Did the Industrial Revolution create a better world?

Mairead Stone
Mind Map by Mairead Stone, updated more than 1 year ago
Mairead Stone
Created by Mairead Stone almost 3 years ago


Year 10 History (Industrial Revolution) Mind Map on Did the Industrial Revolution create a better world?, created by Mairead Stone on 03/05/2017.

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Did the Industrial Revolution create a better world?
1 Sickness, poverty, disease and deformities
2 Materialism
3 Slavery
4 New scientific innovations create new drugs; some are addictive and destructive
5 Population increase means more consumption of food, energy and clothing
5.1 This causes factories to produce more energy and produce (exponential increase)
6 Environment
6.1 More machine -> more energy consumption -> more coal
6.2 Habitat destruction leads to the extinction of many species
6.3 Deforestation
6.4 Pollution of non bio-degradable objects. E.g. plastics, metal
6.5 Overfarming
6.6 Global warming and Climate Change
6.6.1 Increase in human and agricultural waste
6.6.2 Sudden boom of fossil fuel usage through machines such as steam engines leads to high carbon emissions
6.6.3 Melting ice caps
6.6.4 Sinking land, especially islands
6.6.5 Extreme weather conditions
6.6.6 uninhabitable environments
7 Employment
7.1 Child labour
7.2 Less jobs in countryside as people were replaced by machinery
7.3 Unsafe working conditions
7.4 No job security (person prepared to work more hours for less pay could take your job)
8 Advanced Technology
8.1 Medicine and Disability Services
8.2 Innovation allows people to use high tech in every day life. E.g. phones, microwaves, etc.
8.2.1 Easier living conditions Air conditioning Access to clean water Electricity for heating, stoves, etc. dishwashers and washing machines Fresh produce
8.3 Buildings
8.3.1 Larger and sturdier
8.3.2 Can be built for many different purposes
9 Working Rights today
9.1 Minimum age (child labour no longer legal)
9.2 Minimum wage, ensures job security
9.3 Safe working conditions
9.4 Copyright laws
10 Production increase
10.1 Increased size of sheep and cows
10.1.1 Food production increase and became more efficient
10.2 Coal, iron and steel production increased, allowing manufacturing of machines and factories
11 Population increase (more workers)
12 New jobs
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