The geography of England produced an abundance of natural resources needed to fuel the Industrial Revolution. NATURAL RESOURCES The three natural resources England had was:
-Coal Coal was a valuable commodity because:
It was used to fuel the steam engines, which powered the factories and machines during the Industrial Revolution
WATER Rivers were important to the Industrial Revolution because they allowed trading within England and to bring raw materials to factories.
The large amount of ports allowed England to trade with other countries.
CAUSE #3 MONEY
The ability to trade with other countries brought a lot of money into England which helped to support the development of the Industrial Revolution. The large amounts of money brought into England allowed the British to develop a strong infrastructure of factories, roads, and railroads..
CAUSE #4 TECHNOLOGY/EDUCATION/ENERGY
England had a lot of colleges and universities which led to a larger population of intelligent people. This provided England the ability to create and build a strong infrastructure to support the Industrial Revolution.
SACK OF EFFECTS-THE EFFECTS OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION EFFECT #1 MASS PRODUCTION OF GOODS
The ability to produce goods in large quantities made life easier for all people.
Also it is cheaper to produce goods in large quantities. The economic law of supply and demand.
The more you have of a product the lower the demand for that product is and the lower the price of that product is.
Each company owner decided how to deal with each of those issues. (Possibly make a chart of positives and negatives of this system)
EFFECT #3 NEW SOCIAL STRUCTURE
A new social structure evolved as a result of the shift in economic structure. Four new classes emerged-The Business elite, the upper middle class, the lower middle class and the working the class.
An accountant, lawyer, or doctor would most likely be a member of the upper middle class.
A teacher or secretary would be part of the lower middle class.
The working class people were mostly farmers and factory workers.
The working class made up 65-70% of the population.
EFFECT #4 URBANIZATION
Large numbers of people moved from the country and into the cities. The cities had to adapt to accommodate the large quantities of people. Issues that were created: