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How did the Industrial Revolution "revolutionize" the politi

             In the 19th Century Britain embarked on the greatest revolution in all of history. The Industrial Revolution had a great effect on England's political, social and economical well being. Politically there was the Reform Bill in 1832, which deprived 57 boroughs of England to have no representatives in congress. Another effect was social like the increase of quality for some in the standard of living. There were also some economical changes like capitalism and the means of production. But none of this could have been done without the technological changes like the use of water to run machinery. .
             The machine was the main cause of the Industrial Revolution because it took the place of raw human power and made things go a lot smoother and less stressful. The revolution all began with the inventions in the textile industry. John Kay's flying shuttle sped up the time of weaving. There was also John Hargreave's spinning Jenny, which made the yarn faster. Richard Arkwright and the water frame which was a machine for waterpower and Eli Whitney and his invention of the cotton gin. The cotton gin combed the cotton and got all the seeds out, Whitney also developed the process of division of labor. The process of making cotton was spread out over different people doing different tasks, which made the process go a lot faster there for mass-producing the product. But the most important invention was the steam engine. James Watt invented this. Wheels turned by running water had been the source of power for the early factories. .
             The Reform Act of 1832 had benefited only the middle class. The Reform Act created 43 new boroughs and deprived the rotten boroughs of their representatives in Parliament. The Reform Act slightly increased the number of voters by lowering the property qualifications; but the mass of the working people was still too poor to vote. This meant that businesses were controlling the government and the workers could not represent themselves.

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