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What were the causes of the industrial revolution What factors caused industrialization to take hold in some places and not others 1 The Making of the Modern Age 2nd Ed A Haberman Gage EPC Toronto ON Canada 1986 2 The Industrial Revolution S Ross Franklin Watts Dunbury CT 2001 Britain -changed occurred between 1750 and 1830 -used wood for heat instead of coal left w large deposits of coal to fuel new ideas -steam power no longer the need to work near streams and rivers - coaliron get boost w steam engine James Watt -used colonies for raw supplies - used colonies as markets to sell to -Between 1796 and 1830 cotton manufacturing increased threefold Haberman P89 -In 1838 there were 540 miles of railway by 1850 there were 6621 miles Haberman P89 -rail lines were considered the best way to monitor a countrys state of industrialization -Cotton was simple cheap and easily made product that everyone could use -cotton and other products were shipped in large amounts cotton could be sold to every country -3 elements that set apart Britain 1 Education 2 Modern Work Attitudes 3 Modern Govt Attitudes -the Enlightened period brought w it a larger educated work force w modern views on work -English society was not opposed to new money Haberman P90 like other countries -By the mid-18th century about half of the worlds sea trade was carried by British ships Ross -Bank of England established in 1694 had long experience in controlling the money market and could provide credit Haberman P90 Germany -In early 1800s Germany was still made up of small single states which all imposed tariffs to trade -railway was small no large shipyards like Britain -1834 Zollverein Customs Union removed tariffs on trade between individual German states and the construction of railways boosted commerce Haberman P90 -Germany unified in 1871 into a single state -It took much longer but about 100 years later
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