Why did the Industrial Revolution take off in Britain? Cut out each card. Divide them into the following groups: Technological factors, Policital factors, Geographical factors, Economic factors A) New agricultural methods meant fewer people were needed in the countryside to farm. I) The population of Britain grew thanks to an increase in food production and that meant more customers for manufactured goods. B) James Watt invented the steam engine which was used to fuel factories, trains, and steamships. J) Coal, steel and iron were used to make railroad tracks, machines, bridges and steamships. C) Britain sold their manufactured products to their colonies. K) Coal was used as fuel for steam engines. D) There were many entrepreneurs in Britain. There was no stigma for rich people to work or run L) The government funded the building of canals factories like there was in other countries like all over Britain. France. E) John Kay invented the flying shuttle which allowed for faster weaving. M) Since more food was produced it was cheaper. This meant people had more money left to spend. F) Britain’s American colonies produced cheap cotton using slaver labour. N) Britain had strong laws to protect private property G) London is connected to the sea by the Thames O) The British Central Bank was interested in making money so it granted many loans. H) Fresh food could be transported to cities with the railroads P) Britain had a strong navy and merchant marine.