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Industrial Revolutio

The use of fences to protect large farms in Great Britain. Enclosure Movement
Two new crops introduced to Europe. Corn and potatoes
Reasons England was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Large deposits of iron and coal; money to invest; many colonies with raw materials and markets to sell goods
Most industrialized nation in the world from 1750 to 1850. England
The first industry to industrialize. Textiles
Invented the cotton gin. Eli Whitney
This invention stimulated a demand for cotton textiles. Cotton gin
Invented the first steam engine James Watt
Invented the steamboat Robert Fulton
Process to create steel from iron Bessemer
Invented the telegragh Samuel Morse
By late 1800's this European country was one of the world's industrial leaders and built a powerful modern militay Germany
Dangerous places to work because of poison gas, drowning, explosions and cave-ins Coal mines
They earned about 10% of an adult wage, worked long hours in dangerous conditions and were often beaten Children
They earned 1/2 or 1/3 or a man's salary Women
Poorly constructed apartments built by factory owners Tenements
They gained wealth by owning factories Industrial capitalists
Organizations workers joined in order to demand better pay, fewer hours, and safer worker conditions Unions
Economic system where businesses operate in a free market economy based on competition, profits, supply and demand Capitalism
Economic system where the government plan the economy by controlling factories, farms, railroads, mines, and important industries Socialism
Radical form of socialism where workers are encouraged to overthrow owners and seize control of factories, distribute goods evenly, and create economic equality for all people Communism
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