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The industrial revolution

Post  Romane D. on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:05 pm

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1780’s. It was the transition of cottage industry to a factory system. It started for various reasons. First there as a huge population growth, they had access to markets, they were very wealthy because they invested in many things, and they had many natural resources that helped them succeed such as coal and iron. One of the main inventions was the seed drill that was consisted of a wheeled vehicle that contained grains; horses usually pulled it and it spayed the seed evenly around the field. After this invention for example, peasants had lost their jobs because they had machines to do it. The landowners started fencing their lands, which led to urbanization, because all the peasants had to move to the city to work in industries.
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Post  Mira W. on Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:33 pm

People unfortunately were replaced with machines. I wonder if that will happen as our current world continues to modernize; will robots take over millions of jobs, replacing people and lead to mass unemployment? Good job on the post! Smile
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Post  Vasilisa on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:17 am

Its horrible that people had to move from their homes to the factories for jobs.

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