These landowners improved the farming methods they were used to which soon led to an agricultural revolution. After buying up most of the land of the village farmers, their increase of landholdings enabled them to cultivate more crops on larger fields. Enclosures were inside of these larger fields. Enclosures were the areas that landowners could experiment with more productive harvesting methods and seeding in order to determine if these experiments boosted crop yield. The Enclosure movement had two important results.
In the nineteenth century, manufacturing was the most important factor because it brought about industrialization. The expansion of both economic and technological advances also brought about the changes in American society. The growth and eventual dominance of market capitalism in the United States changed the lives of all Americans fundamentally. The Market Revolution and the rise of market capitalism influenced the working class because of new inventions, like the cotton gin, and it encouraged farmers to raise more cotton in the South, and brought people in the North greater opportunities in the work field. With distant but profitable markets now attainable, farmers and manufactures now produced for the market rather than for their own personal consumption.
1) What caused the Industrial Revolution? There are multiple reasons that the Industrial Revolution started. It was mostly made possible by a revolution in agriculture, which improved farm productivity. New types of soil, the development of crop rotating, and the invention of new devices, such as the seed drill, all served to increase the quantity and quality of farm produce. This meant that there were less famines, and that women would have stronger babies, so population skyrocketed.
(Lienhard) The Agricultural revolution saw a big change in medieval Europe. It may have occurred just after Charlemagne’s fall but this gave not only the empire but the world a huge benefit. It is strange how all these technological developments complemented each other in their working. The heavy plough worked in crop rotation for sowing thousands of seeds and the mills worked in it too with the irrigational facilities. The agricultural revolution played a huge role in bringing glory to a broken empire.
The Industrial Revolution was responsible for the many aspects changed in Britain throughout the late 18th and early 19th century. Industrial and agricultural production was increased due the progressions of technology. England was aided by the Revolution replacing hands on work with machine work, which consequently amplified its manufactured goods productivity. With this impact on the England, its society was altered economically, socially, and politically. For ages the British economy was ruled by agriculture.
Due to the packed conditions, diseases spread rapidly. Overall, the housing of the working class was unpleasant and many fell ill to diseases because the risk of developing a disease in a cramped environment was higher. In Document 2, it is evident that the tenements were not an ideal living space. Document 6 portrays that factories were ideally designed for the machines and not for the workers, and as a result the working conditions were also harsh. Working shifts were beyond the control of the workers and the job was not necessarily stable because workers could be fired at any time for any reason (OI: “Working Conditions”).
Although the Green Revolution was started to end world hunger and the disparity in developing countries, it caused other consequences which included population growth and changes in genetic diversity of certain plants and cultural lifestyles. This revolution introduced the use of new technology and many scientifically altered crops to the world. With the rise in food supply, the population increased and some countries weren’t as starving as before. But with the advancement in t... ... middle of paper ... ...tive mode of agricultural production. Other global environmental impacts from industrial agriculture include soil erosion, salinization and water logging from irrigation, surface and groundwater contamination from pesticides and fertilizers, and the loss of cultural and biological diversity.
Farms specialized in one crop in order to be more productive which helped lead to an agricultural boom but which greatly affected rural poor. The rural poor had relied on the old open field system and with the privatization of fields they were deprived of a previous source of food. With the agricultural boom land was power and those without were forced to the factories that were popping up throughout Europe. Britain was the first to go through the industrial revolution and helped provide a model for the rest of the world to follow. Britain was primed for this industrialization because it had “Regions where mineral resources were abundant or where domestic manufacturing was a traditional activity.”(626) It was an island with a great navy already in place which helped the shipping and manufacturing of commerce.
In addition to the low wages, they were subject to long hours in the gruesome factories. All of these conditions built up a large amount of anger towards the government and factory owners. The workers had to do something in order to better their lives. Workers in 19th century Europe had horrible lives as a result of limited attention from the government; workers union were the only thing that ended up getting the attention of the government, and therefore bettering the worker’s lives. While working conditions was a big problem during this time period, there were some solutions that did have some affect on the prob... ... middle of paper ... ...sult of little attention from the government; workers unions were the only thing that got the government’s attention, and therefore improving the worker’s lives.
Between 1865 and 1900 technology, economic conditions, and government policy influenced American Agriculture greater than it ever had before. Technologically, Railroads, factories, and farm equipment changed American agriculture by allowing the production of farmed goods to be increased substantially, while economic conditions caused the prices of these goods to go down and then fluctuate. Farmers hurting from the economic disarray began influencing the laws being passed to help them in their economic troubles. Because of the influence of technology, government policy, and economic conditions between the 1865 and 1900 American agriculture was affected. Technology in this time period allowed for more crops to be produced.