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AP: The Industrial Revolution Begins

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on 12 February 2018

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AP: The Industrial Revolution Begins
What Prompts It?
-Skyrocketing population worldwide- need more stuff!

-Bird poop! (guano)

-New tech!

-Pretty soon, factories everywhere! Industrial revolution generally considered to run from 1750-1900.
Why Europe?
-Competition! So many states that hate each other

-Inefficient bureaucracy (less tax, need more innovation)

-Found the new world, causing massive resource boost and allows competition with Asia
Why Britain?
-Extensive empire for resources

-Efficient farming freed up workforce

-Royal navy

-It's AN ISLAND meaning investors did not fear their stuff being destroyed by war
-Religious toleration and a parliament to check King

-Scientific attitudes- while in Europe, science was practiced for its own sake, in Britain is sought commercial application

-Lots of coal and iron
British Royal Society- 1660s-Present
-Through investing their inherited money, stay on top during Industrial Revolution despite not working

-Also make money through rents to farmers

-While decline in importance by 1840s, still maintain their titles.
Middle Classes
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Guano Islands

Mostly in South America
The Guano Islands Act (11 Stat. 119, enacted August 18, 1856, codified at 48 U.S.C. ch. 8 §§ 1411-1419) is a United States federal law passed by the U.S. Congress that enables citizens of the United States to take possession of unclaimed islands containing guano deposits
New Tech!
Cotton Gin
Steam Engine
Power Loom
Spinning Jenny
-Public lectures

-Extensive libraries including patents and discoveries

-Includes craftsmen AND professional scientists
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