Industrial Revolution Defining Moments, 1750–1914
Investigation 3: The Industrial Revolution: Australia and Ideas
One of the features of the Industrial Revolution was the development of certain new ideas and attitudes. These came in response to the changes brought about in people’s lives by the new technology and ways of organising work.
There was development in ideas about democracy, the role of people in the way they are governed, and in social welfare (the role of the state in helping disadvantaged people in society).