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Industrial Rev 1

Vocabulary Terms Associated with The Industrial Revolution

TermDefinition
Industrial Revolution a period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid-1700s.
Enclosure movement a process in Europe from 1700s to the mid-1800s where landowners fenced small fields to create large farms, allowing for more efficient farming methods and increased the food supply.
Factors of production the basic resources for industrialization, such as land, labor, and capital.
Factory a place where goods are manufactured in mass quantity.
Cottage industry a usually small-scale industry carried on at home by family members using their own equipment.
Industrialization developing industries for the production of goods.
Robert Fulton American engineer and inventor; he built the first commercially successful, full-sized steamboat, the Clermont, which led to the development of commercial steamboat ferry services for goods and people.
Labor Union An organization representing workers' interests.
Strike A work stoppage.
Mass Production The system of manufacturing large numbers of identical items.
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