The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution

Post  Alicia M. on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:42 am

The Industrial Revolution began in Britain the 1780’s due to its easy access to natural resources such as coal and iron. They were fortunate to have access to these natural resources because it made them have a really good balance of trade. Before it’s factory system, they had a system called cottage industry, which was home--made products using textiles. Many new technologies were invented such as the seed drill, which was a wheel-driven ratchet that sprayed the seed out evenly as the seed frill was pulled cross the field. It could be pulled behind a horse.
Since the industries did all the work, enclosure movement was developed, and it allowed landowners to fence off land formerly used as common pasture. This movement forced many peasants to migrate to the cities due to the lack of job. This migration was known as urbanization, which was a massive migration of people from rural to urban areas. The industrial revolution was a huge change to history. Many people started working on those industries and the population of cities increased enormously. In 1813, about 150,000 people worked in the cities and by 1850, over 1 million people were working in cities.
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