Until the end of the 1700s, the economies of all the worldâ€™s major civilizations were principally agriculture, and their societies were rural. Most people in most nations lived in the countryside and worked at growing food and tending livestock. Over the course of centuries, trade and commerce, as well as arts and crafts, had become increasingly important as sectors of economies throughout the world. Compared to agriculture, however, they remained relatively minor.
In Europe, this state of affairs changed dramatically during the end of the 1700s and the first half of the 1800s. The mass production of goods by means of machine powerâ€”industrializationâ€”became a key part of Western economies. The importance of trade and commerce skyrocketed, and a growing number of people moved from rural areas to the city. The economic system known as capitalism was born. Taken together, these phenomena are part of what is commonly known as the Industrial Revolution.
England was considered the epicenter of the Industrial Revolution. There are several key reasons for this which we will explore in this case.
After looking through this page and other research from the Internet and the Cyber-library, write a 3-5 page paper answering the following questions:
What was the scientific background that lay behind the Westâ€™s leap in productivity? Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Britain?
If you cannot locate an article in one set of databases (such as EBSCO), try to find it in ProQuest.
In Module 1 Case Assignment, you are expected to:
Describe the purpose of the paper and conclusion.
Answer the case assignment questions clearly and provide necessary details.
Provide a quality argument; that is, no poor sentence structure, no spelling and grammar mistakes or run-on sentences.
Provide citations to support your argument and references on a separate page. Please use APA format to provide citations and references [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ ; http://support.trident.edu/files/Well-Written-Paper.pdf].
Answer all the case assignment questions in an essay format instead of point format. Please do not type questions in the paper.
Type and double space the paper.