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Unformatted text preview: March 11, 2009 I ndustrial Revolution Introduction o Beginning of modern economy and modern society o Changed almost everything in western civ. (economy, society, politics) o Still going on o Began in Britain Prerequisites: Requirements for Indus Rev o Labor force and food Population of Britain 1700- 5 million 1750- 5.7 million 1800- 8.7 million Food supply vastly increases Squires- landlord class o Own farms o 18 th Century, squires needed money, so they improved crop production. Crop rotation o Rotate different crops to put nutrients back into the fields o Some crops were fed to the livestock o William turnip Townshend promoted this kind of crop growth More food for livestock= larger livestock To keep animals out of the fields, they started to enclose the animals inside fencing fields Illegal to build fences in Britain because all land was considered common land Enclosure movement- law that allowed certain peole to build fences...
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