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Agriculture revolution

What is a land enclosure? a piece of land is enclosed or fenced off and subdivided into smaller fields.
2 advantages of land enclosures? Compact farms were much easier easier to manage and weeds and diseases were more easily controlled in fenced-off farms and fields.
What is cattle breeding? When you select the biggest and healthiest males and females to breed. Cattle and sheep became bigger and bigger.
Who first improved cattle breeding? Robert Bakewell.
What was the four-field system? Instead of leaving one out of three fields fallow for a year, fields were planted with turnips, wheat, clover and barley over a four year period. this meant all the land could be used every year.
Who discovered the four-field system? Charles 'turnip' Townshend .
1 effect of the agriculture revolution? With more food available, people began to live longer. this contributed to rapid population growth. unemployment and enclosures forced many poor people off th land. They went to industrial cities to work. this caused the industrial revolution.
Created by: lobrien14
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