11 terms

Dawn of Industrial Age sec. 1

industrial revolution
a series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods
agricultural revolution
a significant change in agriculture that occurs when there are discoveries, inventions, or new technologies that change production
mixed soil
famers used this technique to grow higher crop yields
Jethro Tull
inventor of the seed drill
One of the fenced-in or hedged-in fields created by wealthy British landowners on land that was formerly worked by village farmers
crop rotation
The practice of rotating use of different fields from crop to crop each year, to avoid exhausting the soil
growth of population
agricultural revolution reduced death from famine, more food made people healthier, better hygiene and medical care, more protection against diseases
energy revolution
the energy for work was provided mostly by the muscles of humans and animals
Thomas Newcomen
Invented the steam engine
James Watt
improved steam engine
Abraham Darby
Used coal to smelt iron from its ore