The Industrial Revolution
In the 18th century Great Britain went through many
changes. These changes improved their country from better
agriculture to new technology. This essay talks about many
subjects such as growth and development, rural to urban migration,
and growth and cities. Britain’s Industrial Revolution not only
influenced Europe, but the world.
People started to discover faster methods by producing
goods which increased their economy. As new technology began to
rise, so did produce. New inventions such as the seed drill and the
tractor helped farmers to make more food. The tractor allowed
more food per acre. More food allowed people to have healthier
diets. Birth rates rose and life expectancy extended. Many people
were dying off of diseases, the most common was small pox.
Luckily medicine improved so many people saved.
also grow rapidly. Immigration was going on which helped
raise the population.
Although many great inventions were arriving, people
were going through hard times. Many people could no longer work
on farms because new technology took over their jobs. Displaced
farmers began seeking jobs in factories. Others made their own
inventions and ran businesses out of their houses. Witch were
called the cottage industry. Factory workers had non stop shifts.
Many factory workers started to run away because they were being
brutally beaten for slacking off. Even children were beaten. Many
people migrated and looked for other jobs. This was the
mechanization of agriculture.
The mechanical inventions were so rapid that each one
triggered to a new one. Their was a new source of power in
factories. After James Watt improved the steam engine in 1782,
cottage industries became more productive. The steam engine used
coal mills that no longer had to be located near water. Steam...