Britain Leads the Way.ppt - Britain Leads the Way Chapter 20 Section 2 Mr Marsh Columbus North High School Why Britain Resources Large supplies of coal

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Britain Leads the Way Chapter 20 Section 2 Mr. Marsh Columbus North High School
Why Britain? Resources Large supplies of coal and iron-ore Large labor supply thanks to population boom caused by the agriculture revolution of the 1600s New Technology Skilled mechanics were eager to make new inventions Demand for cheaper products and the business capital allowed inventions to be practical
Why Britain? Cont’ Economic Conditions Growing British Empire and trade brought economic growth to England Population explosion brought a new demand for more products Political & Social Conditions Britain had a stable government that supported and pushed for economic growth Change of perspective, no longer were people looking for better life in the after life, they searched out worldly goods and riches
Changes in the Textile Industry Textile industry was the fastest and one of the earliest forms of major manufacturing England used the “putting-out” method

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