Factory workers had horrible working conditions and knew it. So to press for reform, they created unions, which would engage in bargaining with the factory owners. If they did not meet demands, they would strike. Until 1875, they were not legally allowed to do this, finally they earned to do it peacefully and legally.
The Germans took the British industrilazation model and imroved it. They imported equipment and engineers from England and utilized them in the coal rich valleys that they had. They also sent their children to England to learn industrial managment. They also built railroads connecting large cities to their coal and iron ore deposits which would help them become one of the the greatest industrial giants of the world.
In 1862, Congress funded the building of a transcontential railroad. It linked farms and cities and could carry almost anything anywhere such as steel, coal, iron ore, corn,wheat and cattle. This would boost trade and industrilazation for years to come.
Karl Marx (a German journalist) and Fredrich Engels (a German and son of a texttile mill owner in Manchester) wrote the Communist Manifesto, a book of ideas revolving around a radical socialism called Marxism.
James Watt was a mathmatical instrument maker at the University of Glasgow. He was the one who with matthew Boultons financing replaced the expensive gas guzzling engine witha efficent cheaper version.
Jethro Tull was one of the farmers who incorparated science into his farming. He saw that scattering the seeds along the ground was wasteful so invented a seed drill that would put the seeds in lines at specific depths. This boosted crop growth because less seeds rotted. Jethro Tull was so great a figure in the agricultrue part of the industrial revolution that he had a band named after him. :P