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Industrial rev12

  1. 1. The Industrial Revolution and its effects on Agriculture
  2. 2. THe industrial revolution• A period of major industrialization that took place in Great Britain, during the late 1700s and early 1800s. This time period saw a great change in how goods were produced and manufactured as the use of machines replaced many things that were previously done by hand. It’s impact was felt socially, economically, and culturally.• Great Britain was a perfect start for this IR because of their easy access to coal (to help power the newly developed steam engines) and the high salaries (almost 11g of silver a day) they offered most workers.
  3. 3. What did the Industrial Revolution change?
  4. 4. ¡¡EVERYTHING!!• Life expectancy• Transportation• Agriculture• Manufacturing of goods• Lifestyles• Clothing
  5. 5. Agriculture• New machinery and tools• Irrigation and new water supply methods were invented• Better use of fertilizer• New and improved crop cycles
  6. 6. Norfolk System
  7. 7. Crop Rotation• Year 1: Wheat used for human consumption.• Year 2: Turnips. Sheep feed and fertilize crops. Humans eat sheep.• Year 3: Barley used for human consumption.• Year 4: Clover. Sheep feed and fertilize crops. Humans eat sheep.
  8. 8. • Crop rotation- The practice of growing different crops in succession on the same land to preserve the productive capacity of the soil.• As farmers were able to produce more crop, there was more food to feed people. As people took in a better diet and had access to more food than ever before, the life expectancy began to increase, which helped lead to an increase in the human population.
  9. 9. • 50, 000 years to reach 1 billion. 200 years to reach 7 billion. Do we have enough resources to sustain further population growth?• to sustain further population growth?• to sustain further population growth?
  10. 10. • 50, 000 years to reach 1 billion. 200 years to reach 7 billion. Do we have enough resources to sustain further population growth?• to sustain further population growth?• to sustain further population growth?

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