manufacturing and education. His discovery was the driving force behind the electric motor. Thus the population grew, but the average Briton was about as old in 1850 as in 1750 (see figures 5 6,. John Wiley and Sons, 19,. . The German, Russian and Belgian governments all provided state funding to the new industries.
Households also spun and wove for market production. Machine tools and metalworking techniques developed during the Industrial Revolution eventually resulted in precision manufacturing techniques in the late 19th century for mass-producing agricultural equipment, such as reapers, binders and combine harvesters. (3) In the article A Century of International Commerce it is stated that the machines in the factories produced many more times the items a single man could make with his hands. Energy has always been a necessity, because everything requires it in one way or another to work. Some of the benefits were enjoyed by everyone in society. (3) Therefore, the Industrial Revolution had a positive effect on American society. 76 84 Much of the original British road system was poorly maintained by thousands of local parishes, but from the 1720s (and occasionally earlier) turnpike trusts were set up to charge tolls and maintain some roads.