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The Industrial Revolution of Britain The industrial revolution in Britain had its advantages and disadvantages to its people In the early 1700s Britain was a land where people used man and animal power to mine produce their crops clear the land and build their buildings and ships The strong and fit were the ones that were successful because they could work well and therefore their families would not starve However this changed around 1760 when water and steam power could run the machines and in result man power was no longer necessary because it was cheaper and more efficient to use natural resources to run the iron mills turn the grain presses and move the lumber Some people grew wealthy with this new technology while others such as the laborers ended up starving because they had no work During the 1700s the Age of Enlightenment took place in Europe where men were trying new ways to improve their lives through literature science music government medicine and the development in agriculture Great Britain had a major advantage during this time because she had the 4 prime areas that were important for the change of manpower to the age of machinery The geographic location social and political climate economic strength was perfect for Great Britains revolutionary change Britain was very rich geographically in natural resources Coal and iron ore were very abundant and rivers flowed throughout the country for transportation and power She did not need to import her vital natural resources and in result did not need to expend funds outside the country The coal supplied her with heat to run the factories and the abundant amount of iron ore was used for tools and machines Great Britains political climate was also very favorable to the new industrial ways Inventors were not only encouraged for their ideas but also financially rewarded People would meet in clubs to discuss new ideas and try new inventions
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