Industrial Revolution by widy, asoka and kyro

Why Did The Industrial Revolution Happen?

A significant innovation of the industrial revolution was the steam engine. The steam engine was invented by James Watt in 1781. Its key ingredient is coal. Due to the widespread usage of the steam engine, more coal was needed. The country that had the greatest supply of coal was England. This resulted in the growth of the coal industry in England.

Steam Engines

A second reason the industrial revolution occurred was because land owners and businessmen wanted to gain more profit from their businesses so they replaced humans with machines so they didn't have to pay their wages.

People working in textile factories

A theory suggests that the Industrial Revolution began in England due to the greater food availability from the Agricultural Revolution. This led to the increase in population of working age people to work in the many factories.

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Created with images by RoDobby - "brown coal energy garzweiler" • pashminu - "water pump industrial industry" • Bruce Guenter - "Day 121: Feeding the machine" • PublicDomainPictures - "train locomotive steam" • manhhai - "North Vietnam 1967 - Nhà máy dệt - Photo by Lee Lockwood"

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