Britain's topography was conducive to industrialism because its diversity allowed for the production of many agricultural products, preventing any sort of shortage or famine. Evans remarks, “Each single such advantage could be replicated in other European countries and some could be accentuated, but no other nation enjoyed such a rich combination of natural bounties” (111). Furthermore, the nation was free of many trade tariffs that hampered industry in other European nations while featuring a real opportunity for upward movement in society which provided a great incentive for acquiring wealth. Britain also experienced tremendous population growth which provided a potential workforce as well as an increase in the demand for goods. In addition to all of these natural assets, there was also great innovation and technological advance in Britain.
Businessman and merchants used big ships to carry cargos, and th... ... middle of paper ... ...ntroduced. Tools in agriculture plays an important role, nothing could be done without tools. Better tools can be more efficient, such as iron plow; it is stronger than the wooden one and the usage were much longer. Also an “Englishman named Jethro Tull, who introduced an improved seed drill in 1701.”(Agriculture) The seed drill could sow seeds in a straight line, so the space between those seeds will be much likely equal and the plants could grow better. All in all, the Industrial Revolution definitely made positive changes and bought benefits.
a. The availability of natural resources was the first reason the English were able to industrialize first. England was the first to take the risk of being reliant upon new technologies; this gave them a head start in the coal and iron mining industry. This head start in mining created a cycle, the iron mined by England could be used to make machines that made the tools made of iron, that were powered by coal, that the tools mined. This cycle benefited England greatly, especially because of England’s vast water transportation options that allowed them to also increase their economic wellbeing.
links between food production and conquest" (Diamond 92). In short, the historical advancement of these societies towards the proverbial guns, germs, and steel was enabled by the dense, sedentary settlement enabled by successful agriculture in an area of easy diffusion between other
These newfound crops were more efficient when growing and harvesting and also were higher in nutritional context then that of the Old World crops. A continuity that remained in this region was the farming and consuming of Old World crops. Although the New World crops were overall better than that of the Old World, production of Old World crops still continued. Many Europeans feared this new food sou... ... middle of paper ... ...practicing foot-binding and peasant Japanese women not being secluded to the home but working fields. The Portuguese empire had advanced technology and good military strategies compared to the lands they conquered and used it to their advantage.
Through the cultivation of new farming technology and methods they were able to feed millions and produce healthier foods. With trade the British dominated the overseas commerce and maritime. English politics and investment created the perfect breeding ground for modernizations and inventions. Factories brought the rise of urbanization to small towns and cities, turning them into metropolises. If one of these factors deviated from its course, then the Industrial revolution may have not happened the way it did.
Over the course of European history, Europe developed into a flourishing land based upon the efforts of various beneficial individuals known as the innovators. The innovators marked a major turning point that changed Europe’s livelihood by improving labor and created one of the most historic impacts known as the Industrial Revolution. This process of developing the economy occurred from 1760 to 1850.This time period improved lives of workers majorly on the farmers by making labor undemanding and facile by the different machineries that were invented. Workers were able to easily accomplish certain tasks faster using new inventions created in that time period that would have taken them a much longer time to complete before the beginning of the
The South, continuing their agricultural ways, while the North moved their economy towards industrialism and commerce. The North, having more advanced technology, found it easier to manufacture goods and transport them, along with people and food, more quickly. This advantage, along with greatly outnumbering the South in man power, it helped the North become victorious in the war. During the late 1700’s, America was starting to be realized as more of an independent country, rather than a breakaway of Britain. The Northern region of America, began to industrialize themselves, with new inventions and systems.
They also had a very innovative way to keep the chinampas from floating about. What they would do is plant the seed of a strong tree into it, and allow it to grow. This way the trees could anchor the chinampas in one place. They were a crucial aspect of the Aztec Empire because they were the cause of the abundance of crops produced for the massive capital city, a method of transportation it made more popular allowing travel to be more efficient, and most importantly, the relationship it caused between humans and nature. Chinampas resulted in a massive surplus of food.
The next thing the USA thought was important to get was Protection, and federal revenue; they also thought to raise tariffs. Also, cotton manufacturing helped with independence because it made British the largest the largest industry. North America figured that cotton and wheat would not be enough to export, also the market seemed to perform better than the staple theory. (Allen, 81) The rise in GDP shows that the have advance and are now capable of increasing productivity within itself. Also, the first automatic flour mill was built along with several other technologies.