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Industrial Revolution Technology

The Iron Industry

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IRON!^^^^^^^^

China

China was effected by the growing Iron Industry. The major thing that lead up to the iron industry in China was the fact that deforestation was driving the price of charcoal way up.

United States

The United States of America was greatly effected by the iron industry also. One major thing that changed the way of smelting iron is the conversion from using charcoal to using coke.

Europe

Europe also was effected similarly to the United States and China by the iron industry. Coke was used instead of charcoal, which was a cheaper process. Also, it was made into tools. Iron eventually even allowed the building of the Crystal Palace in London.

Economic Impact

As a result of the iron industry, the economy grew. A major reason for this is because these countries found a cheaper, more efficient way to do certain tasks, like replace charcoal with coke.

Negative Impact

There were several negative things came from the iron industry. One was that there was dangerous work. Machines used to bend the metal or even heat them were used constantly. If your hand or other part of your body got stuck, it would be bad news for you.

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