During the 1700’s countries such as Britain and France began the industrial revolution. This was a period of modernization and growth of more goods for the public. Before the industrial revolution began people made all their stuff by themselves at home, and this was called cottage industry. Manufacturing in factories led to a large demand of goods, and this would only be accomplished with a large workforce. Throughout the revolution, many new inventions were created to help in the factories. Although the large workforce resulted in modernization and an economic increase, the industrial revolution also resulted in horrific working conditions and mistreatment of the people.