INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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  • Industrial Revolution-Causes
    • 1750 to 1900, population increase by 40 million from 11 million.
      • Perhaps because britain was at peace.
      • People lived in the countryside
        • Farming was the main trade
          • Most people farmed for themselves.
        • Moved to cities
          • More work
          • Very insanitory
          • Disease spread easily
            • Open sewage channels
          • Cramped
      • Doubled by 1825
        • More food needed to go round, and More raw materials
        • production needed to speed up
    • New inventions and discoveries
      • Richard Arkwright, spinning frame
        • Faster production, better threads
          • for the more people
      • Coal being used for power
        • replaced wood
          • 3x as good
      • James Watt, Steam engine
        • George Stevenson, steam train, led to faster transport of goods and people.
          • united britain as one.
    • Entrepreuners
      • Invested a lot of money into these things
        • cargo ships for slaves, or fruits and cotton
          • Slavery
            • Sugar
              • Diets changed
            • Boosted economy
            • Cotton
            • expansion of the Empire
              • Sugar
              • Tea
              • Coffee
                • Diets changed
            • Profits made by slavery spent on investing in new invention
        • Factories
          • Cotton
      • Richard Arkwright, spinning frame
        • Faster production, better threads
          • for the more people
    • expansion of the Empire
      • Sugar
      • Tea
      • Coffee
      • Transport
        • Improved transport, because resources had to be transported a lot faster and in larger quantaties
          • Bridgewater canal
          • Turnpike roads
          • Steam trains. fast smooth journeys
        • Roads would be marshy, bumpy and boggy. With all these new good transported on horseback, many smashed, broken, spilt. Journeys very slow

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    Miss E

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    Great mind map covering the reasons for the Industrial Revolution in Britain and colour coded into 4 reasons, changes in society, entrpreneurs, the Empire and new inventions and discoveries. Mind maps are great for revision because you can remember a lot of information from one or two trigger words and literally picture them in your mind.

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