World History Ch. 7 sec. 1 & 2

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The transformation of society from the mass  majority of people working in agriculture and  living in farming villages, to people working in  industry and living in cities. Rapid industrial growth that began in England  in the mid 18th century. The rise of urban industrial economies during  the 1700s and 1800s. It was neither sudden nor swift. Production shifted from hand tools to complex  machines.
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The first agricultural revolution occurred 11,000  years ago.  This involved learning to farm and  the domestication of animals. The second agricultural revolution did not occur  until about 300 years ago. The second agricultural revolution involved the  quantity and quality of farm products. Dutch began to combine smaller fields into  larger ones for more efficient use of land. They also began to use fertilizer from livestock.
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The English expanded on the Dutch  experiments. Mixed different kinds of soil. New forms of crop rotation. Jethro Tull invented the seed drill which 
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