The Birth of the Industrial Revolution . 5.1 | The Smoke has Settled, so Let’s Make More . Britain c.1750 . Majority of people live agriculturally Local lifestyle; limited movement By 1850 – Industry expands – cities expand – communications expand – Trans-Atlantic Telegraph (10 days).
5.1 | The Smoke has Settled, so Let’s Make More
And I mean Europe
Yes, it was once a HUGE forest, hence the name
So what happened?
Described them as…
“cloud of coal vapor”
Pounding noise of steam engines
Filthy stench of river
I suppose, but let’s pay them half as much, make them work as much, and then make them go home and care for their entire families
Capitalism = Competition = Innovation = Wealth = Cost of goods = Wages = Strong economy