Industrial revolution occurred during 1780 and 1850. However, democracy refers to a ruling style in which the government, through the constitution, provides its citizens with equal right to participate in the process of law making in the parliament, either directly or through representation (indirect). This method entails social, cultural and economic conditions that enhance equal and free political practice through self-determination. This industrial revolution brought about radical changes in the economic development, as well as the entire world’s economy. In the United States of America, the emergence of a capitalistic economy became the key boost in industrialization process (Phillips, 2006).
/> During the time of industrialization, democracy became a very important instrument in the development of the nation’s economy. In the aristocratic government, where the political power is held by few individuals, the government minimizes the opportunities for the majority of its people so as to provide the chosen few (powerful individuals) with economic benefits. This tends to largely inhibit the economic growth, preventing the occurrence of industrialization in several regions across the globe, and also it limits innovation. In some cases, the British model has shown that economic growth and industrialization can often direct the government to move towards democracy. The greater part of the Britain’s move to become a representative democracy from being an aristocratic country can be linked to the commoners’ ability to accumulate more economic wealth, and later, demanding the introduction of democratic reforms as the time passes (Phillips, 2006).
In conclusion, through democracy, the market revolution spread across the globe as many people were able to accumulate a lot of wealth due to rapid economic growth and development stimulated by the increase in the use of machines in place of the human and animal effort in the manufacturing and production unit.
Phillips, W. (2006). The Industrial Revolution: 1780-1850 [PDF document]. Retrieved from HistorySage.com AP Euro Lecture Notes Online Web site: https://wbphillipskhs.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/65268539/13%20Industrial%20Revolution.pdf