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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

Characteristics of industrial revolution in Europe.

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Characteristics of industrial revolution in Europe.
(a) The use of machines to replace human and animal labour.
(b) The use of steam power as a new source of energy to replace water, wind and animal power.
(c) Increased exploitation and use of coal, iron and steel.
(d) The rise of the factory system in homes instead of the cottage industries in homes.
(e) The development of better forms of transport including the use of railways, roads and water.
(f) Improved living standards and an increase in the human population who required more manufactured goods.
(g) The production of goods on large scale. Machines worked faster than human labour.