How did technological advances during the Industrial Revolution change Great Britain? Which groups benefited most from these changes and which groups benefited least?

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  • Technological advances during the Industrial Revolution change Great Britain by diminishing the cottage industry. It also affected agricultural produce because people working on the land were lured to migrate to cities and work in factories.

    The middle classes benefited the most form these changes while the laboring classes benefited the least. 
  • Answer:

    Great Britain changed vastly during the Industrial Revolution. Huge factories cropped up in cities at rapid paces, and many people moved into more urban areas in search of work. Farming became less and less profitable, and so many sold their land and moved to cities in search of work. Population and size of these cities skyrocketed, driving pricing of housing drastically upward. The environment changed a great deal as well, with the amount of smoke being released from factories the pollution increased. The upper classes benefited from the Industrial Revolution far more than any other classes. The lower classes were forced to work jobs with low pay, and pay for tiny apartments well over their price. Upper classes were able to raise the cost of living, and general items all while having no minimum wage salary. Items were produced for dirt cheap, and then sold back to the same workers making them for massive amounts of profit.