The Beginnings of Industrialization

The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transport had a great effect on the economic and cultural conditions in the United Kingdom, and then spreading throughout Europe, North America, and eventually the world. The start of the Industrial Revolution marked a major turning point in human history; almost every aspect of daily life was eventually influenced in some way. In the later part of the 18th century, there began a change in parts of Great Britain's previously manual labor, towards machine-based manufacturing. It started with the mechanization of the textile industries, the development of iron-making techniques and the increased use of refined coal. As a result from this, trade expanded with the introduction of canals, improved roads and railways.

For me one of the major innovations of the Industrial Revolution was the invention of railroads. Before railroads were developed, coal mining was extremely dangerous. Railroad became the dominant mode of land transportation in the last half of the 19th century. Railroads provided a fast, inexpensive, convenient, and efficient mode of transportation for many passengers. The life of the people during the Industrial Revolution was altered because of these accomplishments. Factories flourished because the demand for railroad parts and railroad tracks was very high. Thousands of people were employed in these factories and the lives of those people improved drastically.

Luis Rafael Acta 10A

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in the late 18th century and continued until the early 20th century. It began when wealthy land owners bought off all the land of the poor people forcing them to move to urban areas. This revolution brought a colossal improvement in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transportation. Though this was a turning point for the better in Europe, the working environment to make this happen were quite harsh. All people starting from ages as little as 6 were made work up to 18 hours a shift. The working environment was dark, dusty and contained many machinery dangerous to use. With children working and having barely any sleep it became normal for them and other people to be involved in accidents losing their fingers, hands, and even arms. The workers were often physically abused to "wake them up". This was only the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Tiffani Chalas 10A

There was a lot of factors in process that encouraged the Industrial Revolution to start. We have the system of enclosures, which are larger fields owned by landowners that allowed them to experiment more productive seeding and harvesting methods to boost crop yields. Two results came out from this farming method, the first one was that landowners learned more effective methods for agriculture. Second, they made tenant farmers to work for them or to move to the cities. Another factor that encouraged the Industrial Revolution was the method of crop rotation, it consisted of rotating the crops that the farmers were farming by year. One year they would switch into a different crop to make the soil more effective.

The Industrial Revolution began in England for several reasons. England was the most industrialized nation back then, they were economically and politically stable. Their natural resources helped them as well, they had water power and coal to fuel new machines, iron to construct machines, tools, and buildings, rivers for inland transportation, and harbors from which merchant ships set sail. We also have improved inventions that helped improve people's lives. We have the steam machine and the spinning machine. Also, to make everything balanced, they created better transportation that allowed people to ship their products easily like the railroad.


Saluna Chow 10a

The Industrial Revolution was a time period from the 18th century to the 20th century. During this period, changes occurred and it transformed the way people worked. In the middle 1700s machine-made goods began in England. All this conditions spread throughout Europe and North America, and eventually throughout the whole world. The Industrial Revolution began in England for several reasons. England was economically and politically stable, they had a vast amount of natural resources, and they had a better transportation.

Of all the inventions that brought the industrial Revolution, for me the most important and useful were the railroads. The railroads because not only people were able to transport easier and faster, but also ships could go from place to place in matters of days or hours. Since railroads were so useful, railroads factories grown and flourish because the demands of its pieces were high. Not only factories improved, but also people lived better because those factories needed workers and as a result, people without job were hired.


Gabriela Elias :D

The industrial revolution explains the way of how people changed the way and methods that they used to work, over land and even over clothing like for example, people made textles by hand but then machines were developed and were used to make this textiles. The wealthy or rich people started to buy much of the land that was worked by farmers at the time. Then they closed the part of land they had with fences. This were called enclosures, and here they were planted and cultivated and had a very efficient production. in 101, a scientific farmer called jethro tull, analyzed to way of sowing seeds. He concluded that it was not so useful because many seeds failed to take the root. As a result, he invented a drill that would allow farmers to sow seeds in rows and in specific depths. This was very important at the time because now this seeds produced more than what they did before.

The revolution started in england for many reasons, one of this reasons was their economic wealth. England was very wealthy at this time meaning that they had money to buy and invest. They also had political stability which helped them a lot because people were satisfied and were not revolting at all. They also had the resources, which were coal, iron and oar which helped them a lot in all the aspects, like for example the steam engine or the railroad. So England was very well developed at this time so this really influenced a lot on the begining of the industrialization, which then were started to be developed in other countries influenced by the well development of England.


The Industrial Revolution began in England in de 1800s. It was a period in which where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transport had an effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions starting in the United Kingdom, and then spreading throughout Europe, North America, and eventually the world. During this time farmers started to invent new process that helped them improve the crop rotation, one of the inventions was the seed drill. The Industrial Revolution began in England because the small island country ad extensive natural resources. The natural resources were what started the industrialization, in which then machines were created.

This revolution created changes in the textile industry and improvements in transportation. Most of the inventions created in this century had modernized the cotton industry. Inventions after inventions were created for sewing and transportation. Most of the improvements in the transportation was that the Road Transportation, water transportation, and Watt’s Steam Engine helped propel boats, improve boats, and make the steam engine work even faster.

Natasha Chami

the industrial revolution began in Britain because of the many factors of production it had. it include lot of workers, abundant natural resources, water power and coal to fuel the new machines, iron ore to construct machines, tools, and buildings, rivers for transportation, harbors from which merchant ships set sail. in addition, Britain has a good economy, a highly developed banking system, and political stability. changes in the industries and better transportation also help the industrialization.

Before the Industrial Revolution could happen a series of conditions had to be settled. The Agricultural revolution produced these conditions. This revolution began in the 1700s, and it was just the result of better agricultural techniques, tools and, methods of production. The result of this combination of circumstances led to an increased agricultural production. With more food available the population grew dramatically. With a larger population there was a higher demand for finished products, so manufacturers had to find new, more effective production methods. People began inventing machines that would increase production and make it easier. This began specially in England. England had all the resources to power and make the new inventions: coal, iron ore, and water power. It also had advantages in terms of trade: canals, rivers and harbors (this would make the trading of goods easier). Also England was in a good position in economic and political terms .

This new era of invention and use of machinery and coal as source of energy would be called the industrial revolution. Important inventions such as the telegraph, the locomotive, the steam boat, and the sewing machine, would change the lives of the people of this time and greatly influenced how we would live in the future.
Claudia Franjul

The industrial Revolution was a period of time between 1700s-1900s which began in Britain.It Began in Britain because it had a large population of workers and it had extensive natural resources. this process began with the enclosure which forced farmers to move to the cities and made the landowners to experiment farming methods leading to the creation of some invention and methods that boosted the agriculture production. Some of this invention and methods were the seed driller and the crop rotation.

During the Industrial Revolution there was explosion of creativity where many invention were created that improved transportation and led to the creation of the Railway Age. After the creation of Watt's Steam Engine, some inventors created the steamboat for faster water transportation. The invention and the perfection of the locomotive had some major effect such as spurred industrial growth, created new jobs, it boosted England's agriculture and fishing industries, and encourage country people to get distant city jobs.

Kendrick Abreu Grullon

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