The Importance Of The First Industrial Revolution

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The human race has gone through many changes throughout history and one of the greatest most crucial changes was Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution can go back to the 1790s, and is very interesting that how it was caused by a whole set of social and economic factors. Before the first industrial revolution, the economic surplus was almost zero and agriculture was the basic economic activity where populations were not even given a single opportunity to enjoy the benefits of higher living standards. The First Industrial Revolution was occurred in England between 1750 and 1850 where the transformation of Britain from a Neolithic nation into an industrious nation was seen. It came as an urgent and unexpected response to the rapid growth of population, introduction of many different laws England, and an increase in food production (Hooker, 1996). It spread very quickly throughout the world, introducing the modernization of agriculture and manufacturing of textile. The first revolution mainly focused on the production of new textile machinery, iron manufacturing, improved methods of coal production and various agriculture techniques.

New laws made peasants to leave their lands and move to the cities increasing urban population. This also led to the redistribution of income opportunities. With the emergence of mercantilism and with the pursuit of wealth turning into the major social value in England, more and more people found it necessary to achieve better
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