Monopoly inquiry questions
Monopoly inquiry questions
What were the causes of the industrial revolution?
. People were beginning to think about the idea of creating new inventions
The agricultural revolution transformed every aspect of life in Britain.
Improvements in farming had a dramatic social and economic impact on Britain. It took fewer people to produce food.
Coal played a major part in the industrial revolution. People realised wood was very impractical. Coal was easy to locate and transport.
. Transportation system changed which therefore impacted on the rest of Britain
What were key places during the inustrial revolution?
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bradford
What were key innovations during the industrial revolution?
Steam engine- The steam engine was first invented for the coal mines. Because of the steam engine Britain now had huge quantities of cheap energy.
Four crop rotation system- Rotated wheat, turnip, barley and cloves through 4 fields. This meant farmers could produce more crops throughout the year.
Spinning jenny- A multi-spindle spinning frame and a key development during the industrial revolution.
Telegraph- For people to communicate to others that they are not next to.
Sewing machine- Quicker way to make clothes and used mostly in the factories.
Power loom- Used for weaving in the factories.
What were some negatives about the industrial revolution?
Due to the agricultural revolution it meant that farmers were forced to move to the cities and work in the factories.
Landlords would buy farms and then fence them off. The farmers working on those farms were only allowed to use very little of it for themselves and were paid very poorly.
Child labour was a big deal during the industrial revolution. Children as young as 5 were forced to work in the factories and if hurt/injured during work they were sacked.
The conditions in the factories were very poor. Employees were paid very little, were working very long hours and it was very dangerous in the factories.
Although at the time people didn't realise it, pollution was a big deal during the industrial revolution. The machines being made were producing smog which was not only bad for the environment but also for human health.
Transport and utility
What were "turn pike roads"?
Turn pike roads were safer roads used by farmers in order to transport there crops to the city without them dying. Famers would pay the to use these roads.
What transportation system were made during the industrial revolution?
Steam engine, steam boat, steam train,
How did railways help the industrial revolution?
They improved to the industrial revolution because it meant there was a faster way to get from one place to another. This meant that travelling way quicker and crops could get to the city quickly.
What was the four crop rotation system?
The four crop rotation system rotated 4 crops around 4 fields throughout the year. This meant farmers could produce more crops throughout the year.
What were people's daily lives like?
Farmer- Farmers relied heavily on the seasons in order for their crops to grow. Due to the industrial revolution the need for food increased as the population grew. Most farmers ended up moving to the city during the industrial revolution. However, some had to stay. Landlords ended up buying the farms and the farmers who stayed they were forced to work there. They owned only a very small section of the farms and were paid very little.
Factory worker- Factory workers were paid very little and worked in very dangerous environments. They also worked extremely long hours.
Child- Children were forced to work in very dangerous conditions. Due to this they were usually hurt during work. If their parents couldn't afford to take care of them, if they were injured, they would be adopted out.
Landlord- Land lords owned the farms. They put up fencing in order to show what paddocks were theres. They paid their farmers very little and only let them have a small amount of paddock.
What types of inventions were invented during the industrial revolution?
Steam engine, power loom, telegraph, spinning jenny, sewing machine.