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Industrial Revolution Short Text

Vocabulary Words for Industrial revolution
1. Laissez Faire - Government stays out of the economy completely.
2. Communism - Command economy where the government pays everyone equally.
3. Socialism - Government makes sure everyone has what they need by owning some industry, and making the rich pay higher taxes to provide services for all.
4. Capitalism – People start or invest in a business and get to keep the profit if the business makes one.
5. Industrialization – The use of machines to replace human labor.
6. Urbanization – the growth of cities or many people moving to cities.
7. Standard of Living – How well a person lives. (rich, middle class, poor)
8. Labor Unions (noun) – A group of workers that demands more money or better working conditions together
9. Regulation – A law that requires business to do something usually for safety or to pay workers more.
10. Market economy- Private business, individuals determine supply and demand
11. Mixed Economy- Part government controlled and part controlled by individuals.
12. Traditional Economy- Traditions, customs, and beliefs shape the economy. (Barter) Fishing, hunter-gatherers, subsistence farming and herding.
13. Command Economy- Government Controlled (Public)


Watch or read the transcript and use the focus questions below.


Focus Questions:

  1. 1. Why does John Green believe the Industrial Revolution is the most revolutionary of the 1750-1850 revolutions?
  2. 2. How did the industrial revolution change the world’s demographics (quantifiable characteristics of a given population [look at the charts in the presentation)
  3. 3. How does innovation (advancements in technology or thought) in one business lead to innovation in other businesses?
  4. 4. How did the environmental conditions push industrialization in Britain and not in China?
  5. 5. What role did wages play in pushing industrialization in Britain and not in India?

Summary: How will the fact that Europe industrializes first affect world history?

Industrial Revolution Notes

Industrial Revolution Part I


I. Watch video and draw exactly what Mr. Byrd does on the white board.

II. Then complete the questions in Cornell Notes

1. What was the straight definition of the Industrial revolution?
2. Where does the Industrial Revolution begin and why?
3. What resources impacted the Industrial Revolution and why?
4. What was the enclosure movement and what did it do to small farmers?
5. How did the technological inventions impact the Industrial revolution?

Industrial Revolution part II

Industrial Revolution Chart (At least 3 positive and negatives explain)

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