Impacts of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial revolution has really resulted to a change in how people relate with their environment and also the ecology of the earth. The impact of industrial revolution has been very great in sanitation, energy usage, public health, life longevity and social improvement.

Since the Industrial Revolution began in the mid 1700s, machines are continuously replacing human labour. In addition, the Industrial Revolution has really affected the human population growth. For instance, due to the improved living standards and availability of medicine, life expectancy increased.

The Industrial Revolution also saw awakening to the impacts of unsustainable growth and reliance on limited resources. People started to realize that their actions had negative impacts on the environment. The world’s resources being few and the demand for them being high, machines were utilized to maximize output in production.

From the Industrial Revolution, an era of sustainability was born. The harmful impacts of the industrial revolution such as pollution were felt and people saw the need to conserve environment.

The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period between 1760 and 1840 that was marked by new manufacturing processes. This transition consisted going from hand production methods to new iron production and manufacturing processes, machines, advanced efficiency of water power, rise of factory system and increasing steam power use.

Textiles were the main manufacturing of the industrial Revolution in terms of as capital invested, employment and value of output. Textile industry was the first to utilized modern forms of production. The Industrial Revolution started in the UK and most of the significant technological inventions were British.

The Industrial Revolution marked a major achievement in the world’s history. It influenced every aspect of daily life in some ways. Specifically, population and average income began to grow. Some economists believe that the Industrial Revolution improved people’s standard of living. However, others argue that the standard of living did not significantly improve until late 19th century.

Mechanized textile manufacturing spread from United Kingdom to Continental Europe in the 19th century. Economic historians agree that Industrial revolution was the most significant event in human history.

Consequences of the Great Depression in US

The consequences of the Great Depression were seen in the cities. Men wandered in the streets looking for jobs and food. Slums were all over as many families did not have houses and they blamed the government for what the country was facing.

Many farmers migrated from one city to another to see if they could better their lives. Those that went to California went through devastating experience as they had to live in filthy camps

The African Americans who worked as tenant farmers in the south were pushed out of their jobs. The minority group also suffered. The Mexicans who worked for cheap labor in the US were deported while others returned to Mexico. .

If the sun peeked through the Depression’s clouds on anyone, it might have been organized labor. The captains of industry and business lost much of their political clout during the 1930s, and new laws made organizing easier.

All told there were more than 4,500 strikes in 1937, and labor won more than three-fourths of them. By 1940, more than eight million Americans were members of organized labor.


Kitsch art is a very modern type of arts. The term kitsch was originally used as a slang in the late 19th century in galleries in Munich that meant tinpot-pieces. When it came to the 20th century, the meaning slightly changed and began to be used world-wide.

Kitsch rooted from Romanticism, and started to form during the formation of bourjeoisie and the commercialization of art in the 19th century. During this period, industrialization had swept throughout Europe and created a big ripple effect-the middle class began to be interested in art, such as paintings, and also had high demands of art pieces. Kitsch was then used as a sarcastic term that stood for those substandard art pieces the middle class bought. Later on in the 20th century, kitsch was qualified to have artistic significance and when it came to the modern days it became acknowledged as a new form of art that was different from high art.

Kitsch specifically means duplicates, imitation pieces that copy antiques, or pop art pieces. It can either be shoddy goods like a plastic houseware that imitates  Leonar’do da Vin’ci’s Mona Lisa, to a low quality illustration of the painting and the lowbrow culture which demands these products.
When pop art appeared in the early 1960s, art that were considered as vulgar were supported by the people who were aware that pop art had a low status , and the distinctions between high art and pop art became vague which led to the decline of modernism and the appearance of postmodernism.

Great Depression

In the 1930s, there was an economic despair in the world. It was the deepest, longest depression in the 20th century. This caused global economy to decline.

The United States was where the depression originated. The downfall of market prices of the stock in the U.S. was said to be the main cause of Great Depression. This caused the world GDP to fall. The depression affected both the poor and rich countries alike. Prices dropped and tax, revenue and personal income were affected by it.

There was a reduction in both investment spending and consumption. This was caused by loss of confidence. Prices dropped and holding cash became profitable. The Great Depression was believed to have started as a normal recession and this recession grew into Great Depression after the decline of money supply.

In 1933 there was recovery. In the U.S., the economy did not go back to its former state. International gold entries which caused cash supply growth helped to end the depression.

What are the Long Term Results of the Holocaust?

The Holocaust was horrible. This shocking genocide left millions of people dead, thousands in mental or physical pain, and affected current society in a negative way. In total, eleven million were executed and many more will forever remain traumatized.

The survivors of Holocaust still face long-term effects. The Holocaust continues to disturb everyone who was exposed to it. According to Elie Wiese (1978), survivors experience terrifying flashbacks and insecurities control their physiologic mind.

The Holocaust did not only affect harmless souls that perished and its survivors, but it also negatively affected our world. It gave an example of how discrimination in society can result. The Holocaust also affected how our governments are structured. Today, most people do not allow dictators to take over their lives. People do not want a reoccurrence of such a horrific genocide.

The Holocaust made people learn how to tolerate others, regardless of their religion, race and beliefs. Nowadays, people are taught to treat other people the way they would like to be treated