The Industrial Revolution of the 1800's was a time of great change in the country. People and communities moved from self-sufficiency to dependency on others. Workers became specialized. The economy changed drastically. Governmental regulations were created to accommodate changes.

You will be researching an area of the Industrial Revolution. Your job is to find out what some of the new inventions were that changed so much, and how those inventions affected communities and the country. Your essential questions can be found on your project page. When you are finished, you will present your new knowledge to the class in a unique and interesting way. You will be responsible for answering all the questions found on your project page as well as the essential question found here. Use the rubric to guide you. The resource page is a good place to start.

Essential Question: How did the Industrial Revolution change our country in positive ways and negative ways?

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