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. This also spurred the growth of new ideas and inventions!
1. Students will be able to ask if they have any questions over the spread of industrialization information.
2. Industrialization Spreads Assessment (20 points)
3. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
Inventors and Inventions