Argument/summary: an agricultural revolution, demographic (population explosions), and a series of other pre-conditions led to the industrial revolution in great britain, first in the textile sector (1780"2-1820"s) and then the capital sector (1830"s-1850"s). This revolution would bring about more changes in the way that ordinary people lived than any other development in human history. Agriculture and population: agricultural revolution (18th century) Enclosure acts (private property protection, removal of communal property protection) Inventions (jethro tull seed drill higher yield, steam threshing, etc. ) 1800: 40% of population is rural: demographic transition and population growth. Consumer demand (both within the country and as exports) Transportation networks (all coastal cities connected by boat, good roads, and canals) The textile sector: early modern production (1700"s) Cycle of innovation in cotton production (weaving and. Flying shuttle & power loom, spinning and spinning jenny: coal, steam, railroad, and iron are industries which reinforce. Central question: industrialization transformed britain from an agrarian to an urban society.