Friday, April 18, 2008


agriculture- The production of crops, livestock, or poultry, to farm.

automation - is when human labour is replaced with technology.

Cottage Industry- The production, for sale, of goods at home, and the making of hand crafted items by rural families.

Division of labor - Equally dividing the amount of labour among people.

Enclosure- Any of the acts of Parliament passed from 1709 to 1869, that say private lands should be fenced off from common lands.

Exploitation - Manufacturing something to gain benefit.

Immigration-To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.

Industrial Revolution - change to industrial methods of production
in the United
Kingdom, Europe, and the United States in 1700 - 1900.

Invention- An act of inventing. Anything new invented or devised by a person.

Labor - to do work.

Pollution- The act of polluting or the state of being polluted. The introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment.

Revolution - a major change in ideas and practice

Steel- Any of various modified forms of iron, artificially produced, that have a carbon content less than that of pig iron and more than that of wrought iron, and having qualities of hardness, elasticity, and strength varying according to composition and heat treatment.

Technology - Development in machines, devices and techniques.

Urban- Belonging or designating to a city or town. Living in a city.

Urbanization - to make an rural area into a town.

Child Labor- Children as young as six years old during the industrial revolution worked hard hours for little or no pay.

Domestic Industry- A servant who is payed to perform tasks around the household.

Rural- Living in the country.

Interchangeable parts- Parts capable of replacing or changing places with something else.

Living Conditions- Living conditions were poor during the industrial revolution.

Factory System- a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods.

Textile Industry- Any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.

Working Conditions- Inside the factories one would find poorly ventilated, noisy, dirty, damp and poorly lighted working areas. These factories were unhealthy and dangerous places in which to work.

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