10.3 Sub-Standard #3 Focus: Population Growth

As shown in the image above, the population globally really didn't excelerate until the Industrial Revolution in 1760 CE. The population ever since the beginning of the revolution has exponentially grown and hasn't shown no sign in slowing down. In a matter of approximately 260 years the population has increased by 7.6 billion (approximately).

Establishment of Factories and Effects

As the Industrial Revolution began to establish factories in cities, many people living in rural area moved into more urbanized area in seek for job opportunities. Many people that didn't specialized in any type of labor had an increase in job opening since all you need to know what how to properly function the machinery. Also with the revoultion, it brought the concept of capitalism into society because of the increase of consumer markets. For example, in the United States, the Industrial Revolution brought America into a rise of economical domaince by having the abundance of natural resources.


Due to the rise of the Industrial Revolution, many of the cities evolved into a more urbanized and populated area to innovations that shifted the production of goods into a more stablized, efficient way but as a result led to negative environment factors such as pollution. This revolution brought the increase in wealth accumulation as well as products made for the people. Much of the cities developed into the manufacturing centers of societies but used the rural, less populated areas for agriculture. Even though much of the people shift into working in factories rather than farming the amount of labor required to work in them really didn't drastically change.

Working Conditions during the Industrial Revolution

With the working conditions being terrible during the Industrial Revolution, the establishment of many factories open many doors for workers to start working in more industries. The businesses were in need of workers, so it led for a long line of people willing to work, the ones who own the companies could set wages as low as they wanted because people were willing to do work as long as they got paid which also benefited the industries as profit lead to more production of goods.