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What was the most important factor in the development of industrialisation Justify your choice Necessity is the mother of invention A popular saying which can be true of the industrial revolution in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries As a result of the rapidly increasing population during this time there was a high demand and need for essential items such as clothing and food to enable the population to survive This meant the invention of machines and tools for the mass production of goods to accommodate the people The invention of machines led to factories trading opportunities transport networks and economic growth It was the increase in population which lead to these discoveries and the most important factor in the development of industry in Britain In order to provide food for a growing population the farming methods used needed improving The most important improvement is the invention of the seed drill This enabled faster production and not as many men were required to do the job Other improvements such as the enclosing of land also allowed faster production as there was a huge demand for food This is directly as a result of the increased population and this factor importantly contributed to the need for change in farming techniques and the advance in industrialisation in the agriculture industry The populations demand for clothing was high and as a result many inventions were made in what became known as the textile industry To mass-produce cloth there were a number of important inventions These included the flying shuttle the spinning jenny the water frame and the mule These inventions resulted in the building of factories to mass-produce cloth which is necessary in the making of clothes which in turn were in high demand for the increased population The inventions in cloth production and the building of factories were a major
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