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Industriall Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution
In the last part of the 18th century, a new revolution gripped an unready world. This revolution was not a political one, however it would lead to many implications later in its existence. Nor was this revolution a social or cultural one. This revolution was an economic one in which there was a transformation from the traditional hand made tools and items to machine driven, mass produced goods.
The Industrial Revolution, as it is called by historians, changed the ways the world produced goods. Basically, it also changed our primarily agricultural society to one that was dominated by industry and manufacturing. It brought work from home and centralized it in the factory.
The Industrial Revolution first got underway in Britian during the 18th century. At this time, Great Britian was the most powerful empire on the planet, and as a result, a revolution would be inevitable. Also, the English merchants were leaders in developing a commerce that increased the need for more goods. The expansion in trade had made it possible to accumulate capital to use in industry. England also contained a plethora of natural resources, which is a favorable factor in industrial development. After the adoption of the Industrial Revolution, many other countries, such as Germany, the United States, and France joined the revolution.
In England, the demand for cotton cloth was very high. This crisis had to be solved or else England s economy would be hindered. A British weaver named John Kay came up with a reasonable solution. He invented the flying shuttle, which cut weaving time in half. This paved the way for many future inventions to come. The machines paved their way to England and the Industrial Revolution had begun.
At first, the inventions of the Industrial Revolution were limited to cotton weaving. Inventions such as the spinning Jenny and the water-powered frame made cotton weaving much more efficient.
On the technology front, the biggest...


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