The Causes Of The Industrial Revolution In Great Britain

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Register to read the introduction… Agriculture was a large part because food production was increasing. The more food that was produced the less expensive the food would be for the people. More people began to buy the food because of the decrease in price range. Another reason was because of the increase in population which enabled Great Britain to have a superior work force. The fourth reason was because Great Britain had the supplies such as the machines, factories and minerals. Without the proper supplies nothing could be produced or stored. The fourth reason was simply because the people of Great Britain were interested in making money. Therfore, countless numbers of people of Great Britain would be workers for these factories. The fifth reason was because Great Britain government provided more privacy then any other state did at the time.

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For the bulk of people who were in the working class lived in small houses. Considering that these houses were so small, the people in them would be crammed together. "There were 63 families where there were at least five persons to a bed; and there were some in which even six were packed in one bed, lying at the top and bottom-children and adults" (Spievogel 569, 1). The houses were unsanitary and the people from the working class were more likely to come in contact with a disease. The people of the working class were not as physically healthy looking because they did not eat and live as well as the middle class or wealthy did. The working classes had very poor working conditions and were not paid fairly. Not just the men worked, but women and children too. Men, women and children worked in coal mines where they would dig and pull carts, in cotton mills, textile factories and workshops. Women and children worked long strenuous hours and received less money then men

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