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PROGRESS, INDUSTRY AND EMPIRE

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

- Rapid economic and social change between 1780 and 1840's.

- Economy based on manual labour replaced by one dominated by machines.

- Rural areas turned urban.

- Classes emerged: working (lower), middle, and upper

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Introduction of steam power

- Mechanization of the textile industry

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