The Industrial Revolution
In the following text, six paragraphs have been removed. Above the extract you will find the six removed paragraphs PLUS one paragraph which doesn't fit. Choose from the paragraphs (A-G) the one which fits each gap in the text (1-6). Remember, there is one extra paragraph you do not need to use. Write only the correct letter in the empty boxes in the text.
Use these paragraphs to fill the spaces below. There is one extra you do not need to use.
A. Given this relative tolerance and the supply of capital, the natural outlet for the more enterprising members of these sects would be to seek new opportunities in the technologies created in the wake of the Scientific revolution of the 17th century.
B. To capitalize upon these advances, it took a class of entrepreneurs, of which the most famous is Richard Arkwright. He is credited with a list of inventions, but these were actually the products of such as Thomas Highs and John Kay; Arkwright nurtured the inventors, patented the ideas, financed the initiatives, and protected the machines.
C. In the United Kingdom, the Reform Act 1832 addressed the concentration of population in districts with almost no representation in Parliament, expanding the electorate, leading to the founding of modern political parties and initiating a series of reforms which would continue into the 20th century.
D. Furthermore, the stable political situation, in addition to the greater receptiveness of the society (as compared to other European countries) are reasons that add to this theory, enhancing its plausibility.
E. The Enclosure movement and the British Agricultural Revolution made food production more efficient and less labor-intensive, forcing the surplus population who could no longer find employment in agriculture into the cities to seek work in the newly developed factories.
F. The transition to industrialization was not wholly smooth, for in England the Luddites workers who saw their livelihoods threatened protested against the process and sometimes sabotaged factories.
G. It was this process which started the urbanisation of areas in around the west of the country. As agricultural workers lost their jobs on the farm, they turned in increasing numbers to the city to provide them with employment. Many new cities sprung up as factories were built close to raw supplies such as coal and wool - and the people moved near the factories to find work.
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