Why Was There an Inustrial Revoulution in Britain?

Why Was There an Inustrial Revoulution in Britain?

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  • Date Submitted: 02/27/2009 11:42 PM
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Why was there an Industrial Revolution in Britain?

The Industrial Revolution happened between 1750 and 1900.
England was a country that was the ideal for the Industrial Revolution it was an island, so it was perfect for trade. It had lots of natural resources, and also a large population. The population both led to more ideas, and more workers. Goods that had traditionally been made in the home or in small workshops began to be manufactured in the factory. Coal started to replace wood as an energy source. As new ideas on how to produce and sell goods came about, the cost of food and its production lowered and people came out of the fields and into the cities.

The population was growing because more was known about medicine and the germ theory had been discovered by Lois Pasteur, which meant people could be protected against diseases, so because of this less people were dying from certain illnesses that they had been before. There were also new things being found to prevent pain through surgery so more complicated operations could take place. The industrial revolution meant there were new jobs in factories for instance so there was less unemployment and so there were better living conditions because people were earning more money. The jobs in factories were more popular because they earn you more money, so farming was becoming less popular, which is unfortunate as people needed food. The population was growing because people were eating a better diet. The larger population meant there were more people to produce things for trading and to invent things.

The population growing also meant there was a larger demand for food. Farmers then grew more food and therefore could make a bigger profit. They could then spend money on machinery meaning they could produce more food and make an even bigger profit. Because farmers began buying industry, more money was being invested back in inventing more farming machinery among other things. And this set of a...

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