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The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was under way 1st in Britain and wasnt possible without coal Agriculture Revolution Every 3rd year the farmers believed that they had to leave their field fallowed so the soil wont wear out In 1730 Charles Townshend discovered that fields did not had to be left fallowed if farmers would rotate the crops Charles suggested to grow wheat or barely and then the next year grow clover or turnips Clover and turnips provided excellent feed for cattle New Farm Machines Jethro Thull developed a seed drill that planted seeds in straight rows This was a big improvement over the old method of scattering seeds at random which made fields a tangle of crop and weeds In the 1700s farmers began to use iron plows instead of wood plows In 1800s wealthy landowners used mechanical reapers and threshers which increased production The Enclosure MovementSince the Middle Ages farmers worked small strips of land in scattered fields The razed their animals and gathered timber on public lands In the 1500s wealthy landowners began claiming the right to these public lands This made agriculture more efficient because the wealthy had more land to experience with new crops Smaller farmers were then driven right out of a job With more food lead to better health and rapid growth The demand for manufactured goods was now high Changes In The Textile Industry Inventions went off right and left In 1733 John Kay invented the Flying Shuttle This replaced the handheld shuttle for weaving It sped up the weaving process Soon they were using thread faster than produced In 1764 James Hargreaves developed the Spinning Jenny It had several spindle on a single wheel In 1769 Richard Arkright built the Water Frame it could hold up to 100 spindles It was too heavy to be operated by hand so it was ran by water power 10yrs later Samuel
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