Contributing Factors

by: Seth

Agricultural practices

Expansion of Farmland, good weather, improved transportation, and new crops such as the potato, led to dramatic increase in the food supply. More people could be fed at lower prices with less labor.

Abundant Food Supplies

The population grew, this increase created a large labor force to work in the new factories that were emerging in Britain.

Money/ Ready Supply

Britain had a ready supply of money to invest in the new industrial machines and the factories needed to house them.

Natural Resources

Many country rivers in Britain provided water power and a means for transportating raw materials and finished products from one place to another.

Supply of Markets

A supply of markets gave British manufacturers a ready outlet for their goods. Britain had a vast colonial empire, and British ships could transport goods anywhere in the world.