"The Industrial Revolution Era" covers the century of extraordinary inventiveness and unprecedented industrial and economic growth which began in mid-18th-century England and spread throughout Europe and the United States. Notable inventions discussed include the steam engine and the spinning jenny, which led to the development of the factory system. Special emphasis is given to the dramatic social, political, and economic effects of industrialization. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.