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In what three ways did the Industrial Revolution change society?

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There are numerous ways in which the Industrial Revolution has changed societies around the world. I will consider three ways in which the Industrial Revolution has shaped the U.S. society and its relation to other nations. The Industrial Revolution, in the terms of the U.S. society, has caused more wealth disparities between the working class and the owning class in general, has led to a sky rocketing in pollution and global climate crisis, and has resulted in a concentration of the U.S.'s population in urban settings. The Industrial Revolution prompted a shift away from primarily agrarian and artisan societies into societies based on mass production. This mass production requires a mass of workers. Greedy, profit driven people with access to wealth and resources quickly orchestrated a system in which masses of people are required to work long and tedious hours for very little pay, and the result is that the boss/company owner reaps the benefits of the work of the working class. As this...

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