How did scientific advances in Europe contribute to the start of the Industrial Revolution?  

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Science and technology are very closely related to the influx of industrialism in Britain. As farming technology improved with the widespread use of fertilizers and mechanical equipment, food production increased to meet the needs of a growing population. Jethro Tull's mechanical seed drill is an example of innovation driving change. His inventions helped to revolutionize farming in England.

As agriculture was becoming more efficient, the demand for farmers was on the decline. Many moved to urban areas to secure work. This influx of laborers allowed for industrialism to expand. Industrialists looked to make production much more efficient. This was done by utilizing steam. Thomas Newcomen and James Watt were important innovators in the use of steam which drove the Industrial Revolution. By applying their inventions, steam power was used to drive the spinning jenny and power looms of the textile industry. Without a doubt, the Scientific Revolution was important in creating a generation of inventors that made the Industrial Revolution possible.

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