A map shows canals and railroads in England, circa 1845.
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  1. Explain the Role Using information from the lessons and the map above write a paragraph explaining the importance of transportation during the Industrial Revolution in England. Consider turnpikes, canals, steam locomotive, and railroads. How did efficient transportation affect the price and demand for goods?
  2. Explain Economic Changes and Identify Bias Write a paragraph explaining how the advantages of a corporation led to the rise of big business and monopolies during the Industrial Revolution. Consider investors forming corporations and threats to competition. Does the cartoon below show any bias toward corporations and the changes during the Industrial revolution? Looking at the chart, do you think forming a corporation has any disadvantages? By looking at the cartoon, can you tell if big-business monopolies have any positives?

  3. Analyze and Identify Examples Write a paragraph analyzing the romanticism genre in music during the Industrial Revolution. Identify examples of music that transcended these cultures, including works by Beethoven, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin.

Cartoon of a tentacled monster labeled the traction monster, reprinted for assessment section.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments