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Global 10

Industrial Revolution

Adam Smith Father of Laissez-faire economics Believed that societies would function better when business owners were free to do what they wanted
John Snow The first doctor to track an infectious disease Found the source of cholera outbreak in Industrial London and encouraged authorities to clean up "the great stink"
Power Loom Invented in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright was used to weave thread into fabric Extremely dangerous because the shuttle could fly off the machine
Steam Engine Originally invented by Thomas Newcommen to pump water out of mines Perfected by James Watt to power machines, locomotives and steamships
Industrial Revolution Began in 1750 in Great Britain A time period where society changed from making goods by hands to mass production in factories using machines
Mass Production Making goods in factories in a large quantity allows products to be sold for a cheaper price
Command Economy Economic system where government regulates what to produce how much to produce and even regulate a person's job
Mixed Economy An economic system where the government regulates some aspects of business but individual ownership (capitalism) is allowed
Cottage Industry Term given for a system of production at home by making goods by hand
Seed Drill Innovation by Jethro Tull Allowed farmers to plant many rows of seeds at once Rapidly increased
Enclosure Movement During the Agrarian Revolution open field public land was fenced in and made private Caused farmers to be out of work and more cities to find jobs
Urbanization The movement from country (rural) to cities (urban)
Agrarian Revolution Began in 1600's in Great Britain Advancements were made in technology allowing for greater food production Provided workers for the Industrial Revolution
Laissez-faire economics An economic system where businesses can operate with no government regulation Government is hands off/ lazy caused serious human rights abuses
Capitalism An economic system where individuals own a business to make a profit
Created by: mbarkley



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