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1industrialrevolution - Industrial Revolution March 10,...

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Industrial Revolution March 10, 2010 I. Major theme in the 19 th century A. Industrial revolution 1. Affects everything: economy, society, politics 2. Still going on 3. Began in Britain III. Prerequisites A. Labor Force B. Food 1. People are not growing their own food, so the food supply is important 2. Food supply vastly increased 3. Squires: i. were interested in higher incomes ii. No opportunity to get a job from Louis XVI iii. Found an opportunity to get a government position through experiment with crops= crop rotations 4. Crop Rotation: you can use all of your land all of the time i. Turnip Townshend: stressed the use of turnips because it regenerates soil iii. Feed wheat, sugar beets and onions to livestock, so they experimented with livestock breeding. C. Fences 1. Keep animals from eating crops, and keep animals from breeding with wild animals. 2. Problem: according to common law in Britain an owner could not build fences i. How do you change a law in Britain? Propose it in Parliament. Who sits
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