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The Industrial Revolution

Post  MercedesD99 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:48 pm

The Industrial Revolution started in Britain in the 1780's. One of the first inventions was the seed drill, invented by Jethro Tull, which was a device pulled by an oxen that aided in planting seed, so it would no longer have to be done by hand. Before this time, all products were hand-made and the factory-system did not exist. This was called the Cottage Industry. Factory systems made of iron were processing goods, such as textiles, by burning coal.

In little time, Britain transformed from a largely agrarian country to an urban population. This is mostly referred to as Urbanization.

A product of the revolution was the enclosure movement. This meant that the people who lived in the open fields now had to move to the urbanized and industrialized parts of Britain to find work and make a living. More people were employed, therefore producing more product.


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Post  Lou Bouzonnet on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:15 pm

Very nice and interesting topic Mercedes. I personally love this topic! I think that without the industrial revolution, we wouldn't have the life that we have today. This revolution lead to all of the technology that we have today such as cell phones, computers, cars, planes, etc. It's crazy how these types of machines can be created by a human being. Nice work, keep it up!  congratulations
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Post  Maya Luisa on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:54 pm

Nice topic. Yes, the Industrial Revolution did begin in Britain in the 1780’s, it began in Britain for many reasons, and do you know any of the many reasons? Another very important invention that came from the Industrial Revolution was the steam engine, without it we wouldn’t be nearly as advanced as we are in our society today. Could you imagine life now-a-days without the steam engine? The steam engine was originally created by someone and then James Watt made some adjustments on it to make it work more efficiently and use less natural resources, in this moment in time it was using coal and they had to dig it out from underground. This machine was mainly used to pump out the water from the underground reservoirs so that the mines would stop flooding and the people would stop drowning due to the lack of wide tunnels and no escape. The seed drill was also a really important machine made in this point in history, it was more of an agrarian advance though.
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