I. The Agricultural Revolution. A. Enclosures. Combining smaller fields to create one larger field Allows for less workers on the field. What are some positive benefits of enclosure?. What could be some negatives effects of enclosure?. Enclosure. The Good…. …the Bad. Loss of many jobs
What could be some negatives effects of enclosure?
Loss of many jobs
Small farms could not compete with the larger ones
Villagers moved to the city to find new jobs
3. In 1710 the average weight for cattle was 370 lbs. 1795 - it was 800 lbs.
Allows fields to remain fertile rather than “swampy”
Using the “left overs” from your cattle to help produce a better crop
1. Each area of land would be split into four sections. The crop that was grown on each field would be rotated so that different nutrients would be taken from the land.
a. First year, turnips or another root crop would be grown
b. Second year, barley was grown in the field
c. Third year, clover or a grass crop was grown
d. Fourth year, wheat was grown in the field
1. Seed Drill – allows for more seeds to take leading to great food supply and costing the farmer less
2. more efficient!
Why did this happen?
Reduced risk of famine due to surplus of food.
People ate healthier and started living longer.
Better hygiene, better sanitation, and medical advancements reduced the amount of death from disease.