World History Ch 5.1 Dawn of the Industrial Age

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1.An agent that causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.

seed drill

machine that sowed seeds in rows and covered up the seeds in rows


the act of enclosing something inside something else

industrial revolution

the change from an agricultural to an industrial society and from home manufacturing to factory production, especially the one that took place in England from about 1750 to about 1850.

james watt

A Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)


small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters

Agriculture revolution

Between the eighth century and the eighteenth, the tools of farming basically stayed the same and few advancements in technology were made.


facts or data of a numerical kind, assembled, classified, and tabulated so as to present significant information about a given subject

Why was the industrial Revolution a turning point in world history?

The Industrial Revolution was a fundamental change in the way goods were produced, and altered the way people lived. The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in world history as it resulted in a complete change in society on all levels. Effects of the Industrial Revolutions were long reaching, and influenced many other cultures both positively and negatively.

How did an agricultural revolution contribute to the population growth?

A huge increase in agricultural productivity and output during the agricultural revolution contributed to the population growth. The agriculture revolution created a surplus of food, so fewer people died from starvation. Statistics show that the agricultural revolution contribution a rapid growth in population.

What new technologies helped to trigger the industrial revolution?

New technologies that triggered the Industrial Revolution included the new steam engine (James Watt), construction of machines and improved textile technology. Improvement in the transportation system was also a trigger.

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