Presentation on theme: " The Industrial Revolution was a switch from handmade goods in the home or small shops to machine made goods in factories. People left their farms."— Presentation transcript:
The Industrial Revolution was a switch from handmade goods in the home or small shops to machine made goods in factories. People left their farms and headed to the big cities.
Where did the Industrial Revolution begin? In England…..
Good Climate for textile Production Lots of Natural Resources Separated from the wars in Europe Government encouraged trade Large Population willing to relocate/migrate Government help build roads, rails and canals Raw materials supplied by colonies Sold finished goods to colonies Monopoly on New Technology
Pre-Industrial society was predominately farming (rural).
The Enclosure Movement. Rich landowners took control of land used by poor/small farmers. The Rich Landowners created “closed” mega farms. These “mega farms” produced more food by less people.
Poor/small farmers now had no land to work, what would they do? There was a mass migration of people to the cities.
New business Main purpose – to make money Result of the enclosure movement Lots of freedom.