The Industrial Revolution Study Guide
How did the Industrial Revolution set the stage for the growth of modern cities and a global
economy while creating social, political, and economic reforms?
Why did it become inevitable that the economy would change from an agricultural economy
to an industrial economy?
Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in Britain?
How were capitalism, laws of economics, and laissez-faire essential to increased production,
distribution, and consumption?
How did the Revolution affect people negatively?
How did the Revolution affect people positively?
Why types of changes in government and economics did the Industrial Revolution spark?
Why types of art movements developed as a result of industrial development?
cottage (domestic) industry
enclosure movement (enclosures)
crop rotation & fodder crops
factors of production (land, labor, capital)
impact of railroads
changing class structure
changing role of women
working conditions in mills & mines
laws of economics
Karl Marx (and Engels)
John Stuart Mill
working condition reforms