Setting the Stage
Great Britain's favorable geographical and its financial systems, political stability, and natural resources sparked industrialization. British merchants built the world's first factories. When these factories prospered, more laborsaving machines and factories were built. Eventually, the Industrial Revolution that had begun in Britain spread both to the United States and to continental Europe. Countries that had conditions similar to those in Britain were ripe for industrialization.
1. Students will have a couple of minutes to put the "finishing touches" on their political cartoons before we turn them in.
2. Industrial Revolution Spreads
a. Students will answer 6 essential questions and discuss them in class
b. IR Spreads Essential Questions
c. There will be a HW quiz tomorrow over the 6 essential questions
3. We will examine the industrial movements (railroad) in southern Benton county during the 1800s.
a. Describe industrialization in the United States and Europe
b. Identify the effects of industrialization on the rest of the world