Industrial revolution in England and Europe Summary

The Industrial Revolution began in the mid-1700s. It began in England and spread to Europe. Previously, goods were made by hand, but after machines made them. There were various reasons why the industrial revolution began in England. The most important reason was that one process led to another. Inventors were able to do with machines what used to be done by hand. The Industrial Revolution was about advances of machinery and technology.

The main reason the Industrial Revolution took place was that one process led to another. Spinners and weavers who were mostly women work handlooms. They were producing wool fabrics that were used to make clothes. In order to make more money, inventors came up with new machines that can speed up weaving. If merchants could use the new inventions to produce more goods quicker, they would be able to sell more goods cheaper and make a greater profit. Making money was the motivating factor for the start of Industrial Revolution.

Another reason the Industrial Revolution carries on so well was the abundant natural resource availability. The three important natural resources were waterpower and coal, supporting the new inventions and the third was iron ore. The revolution depending on these resources and the Great Britain was rich in all three. They had broad and gently flowing rivers acted as natural canals to ship goods and communicate easier. Also its sheep gave the best wool, they had plenty of harbors. These resources however supported the revolution and in a certain way was the back of the Industrial Revolution.

The least important reason for the Industrial Revolution was the increase in population. From 1750-1850, England’s population increased tremendously. It doubled in just a century. However, arise in population had nothing to do with new inventions. Arise in population was helpful in continuing the Industrial Revolution because it provided workers. Rapid population growth quickened industrial progress. At the same time there was increasing demand for food, cloth and other goods because of the population rise.

In conclusion, the reasons that led, supported and carried on industrial revolution was most importantly one process leading to another, abundant natural resources and rise in population. Some had more and some had less influence to the revolution but all of them were one of the factors. Working of women by spinning and weaving were transformed into machinery after the new inventions advancing the quality and the production.

Population rose and so did the demand for supplying goods and workers for the factory. Resources being the backbone gave strong boost to the possibility of improvement. Industrial Revolution is the revolution of use of machines to do humane work.