Farming

During the Industrial Revolution

Historical background of farming during the Industrial Revolution

It happened during the Mid 1700s. The important people are Jethro Tull and Robert Bakewell. Jethro Tull was an important person because he was one of the first of these scientific farmers. Robert Bakewell was an important person because he increased his sheep meat by allowing only his best sheep to breed. How I see farming used in the Industrial Revolution is that during the Agricultural Revolution took place when Europe agriculture shifted from the techniques of the past.

Impacts on Great Britain and the world

How farming impacted on Great Britain socially is that the population became better nourished and healthier. How it impacted economically is that the Enclosure Act passed allowing the wealthy lords to purchase public fields and push out small scale factors. How it impacted politically is that the passing of the Enclosure Laws limiting the common land availiable to small farmers in 1760.


How farming impacted the world during the Industrial Revolution socially is that for the first time since the Neolithic Revolution people worked outside of the local government of their homes. How it impacted economically is that they got new farming equipment from the new factories helped western farmers produce more then ever before they shipped their products to Europe. How impacted politically is that the farmers everywhere were tired of being ignored by republicans and democrats. In 1892 they joined with labor groups to form people's party.

Modern Day Counterpart

What is it?

Farming.


How it impacts today's world is that less people work in farming. Also there are more food production for everybody to eat. Also, there are over seven billion people in the world and that number is expected to grow to nine billion by the year 2050. Over 200 years ago, 90 percent of the U.S. population produced their own food to eat but today the population doubled in need to produce more food to eat.