The causes of the Industrial Revolution
The causes of the I. Rev.
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Causes of the industrial Revolution
upsurge in world trade, rising population, increase in capital (money), venture capitalist. , -abundant supply of natural resource, Increased consumer demand - cotton, iron, potter.
Changes in the textile industry
started by demand for clothing due to the increase population in Britain. , • Most cloth made with hand loom, man power, slo
Industrial Revolution power sources
A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid-1700s. Electricity, water, steam.
Why was Great Britain the origin of the Industrial Revolution?
They had all of the resources that were needed for labor, and farming.
Weaving, sewing, carving, and other small-scale industries that can be done in the home. The laborers, frequently women, are usually independent.
Process of making large quantities of a product quickly and cheaply. More machines to make life easier.
Identical components that can be used in place of one another in manufacturing
An economic system based on private property and free enterprise.
A system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production.
Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial Revolution.
A method of production that brought many workers and machines together into one building
The process of consolidating small landholdings into a smaller number of larger farms in England during the eighteenth century.
Association of trade workers formed to gain higher wages and better working conditions
times when workers refuse to work until owners improve conditions
large business that is owned by investors
A Scottish engineer who created the steam engine that worked faster and more efficiently than earlier engines, this man continued improving the engine, inventing a new type of governor to control steam pressure and attaching a flywheel.
American inventor best known for inventing the electric light bulb, acoustic recording on wax cylinders, and motion pictures.