HIST214_Topic 6 Review

HIST214_Topic 6 Review - 1. Briefly discuss characteristics...

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Revolution. I. Great Britain was at the forefront, in 1770. a. Workshop of the world. i. Everyone came to British. ii. Raw materials came from overseas went to England where they produced manufactured goods. b. Rural peasants came to urban areas to find work. c. Smaller amounts of unemployed -> higher wages -> good consumers (full capitalism circle) ALL ABOUT MECHANICS Textiles, mines, made machines that would do manula labor. Technological innovations Cotton industry spurred other inventions (transportation, power to power machines) Need for power led to need for steel and coal Better science led to increased population led to immigration Military superiority: repeating rifle & machine gun, and naval technology. Comparable quality & cheap goods (t-shirts)
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course HIST 214 taught by Professor Foroohar during the Fall '07 term at Cal Poly.

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