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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain. 

Along with technological advances in farming (there was enough food to go around now) and manufacturing, the British mercantile economic system created huge amounts of capital to help build railroads, factories, etc. to shift the country's population from farming in the country to working in factories in the cities. 

In addition, the cheap raw materials from the colonies helped to increase the profits of the factory owners. 
 


 
The only ones with problems were the factory workers.
  • child labor
  • unsafe working conditions
  • poor living conditions and overcrowding in the cities. 

 

 

 

 
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