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CO bac anglais: The British Industrial Revolution 18th-19th Century (with script)

November 4, 2019


Industrial Revolution 18th to 19th century From the mid 18th century to the mid 19th century Agricultural production increased significantly the increased use of machines over human or animal power in farming Also meant that less farm workers were needed and they could leave the land to industrial towns better metals and richer fuel also Contributed to industrialization by creating the steam engine an integral machine to industrialization which powered factories locomotives and ships The new steam engines used coal and iron both in their construction and as fuel, increasing demand for these resources Roads canals and railways changed Britain dramatically connecting Britain and allowing goods to be sent over long distances Visually the revolution was clear in the new industrial towns with smoking factories Dominating the skyline the cities were horrible to live in overcrowded and dirty with dangerous conditions in the factories and strict rules and punishments production could be increased on a large scale because of new inventions such as the spinning mule and the power loom The iron industry developed with Henry Bessemer inexpensive process for mass producing steel Iron, and steel were key materials for constructing the tools and machinery steam engines and ships needed for the industrial progress Industrial labour opportunities drew people to the cities from the countryside to such an extent that in 1750 only 15% of the population of Britain lived in towns by 1850 Over 50% of the entire population of Great Britain lived in either a town or a city and by 1900 it was 85%

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  • Reply Alexandra Colas-Reuillon August 10, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Je voulais vous remercier pour vos vidéos qui m'ont aidé durant l'année de terminal qui vient de s'écouler et qui m'ont permis de décrocher un joli 18/20 en anglais au bac.

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