Where did the Industrial Revolution begin and why?
The industrial revolution began in the mid-to-late 18th century
starting in Western Europe, namely England. Inventions such as the
flying shuttle, water frame and power loom made mass production of
textiles possible and became the first step toward the industrial
The need for this arose when production of textiles was
considered a household task that was long and tedious, and the
industrial revolution made such tasks much easier and opened up
opportunities for employment among the middle class.