The Pros And Cons Of The Eneclosure Act

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The Industrial Revolution was a shift from the domestic system to the factory system; it led to the mass production of goods and an abundance of jobs. Like everything in this world, this transition had its advantages and disadvantages. But ultimately it led to the way we produce goods as we know it. The Enclosure Acts shifted the domestic system to the factory system flipping the world upside down. Before the Enclosure Acts were put forth, multiple people worked a large area of land in random pieces as a living, this was known as the domestic system. This wasn’t the most reasonable way of producing goods because each piece had rugged edges which led to less food being harvested. Another downfall was that each piece had multiple people to divide the profit with. The British government realized these faults and put the Enclosure Acts into effect in 1801. This allowed one person to buy a large area of land to farm, which led to many…show more content…
This was the beginning of the factory system. The Industrial Revolution changed the way that goods were produced and their quality. In the domestic system every product was handmade and took a longer time to be produced. In the factory system the products were made by machines and could be mass produced shortening the amount of time spent on each product. Even though products in made in the domestic system were more expensive, they were of a higher quality than those made in the factory system. But with the factory system people started to buy because they wanted something not because they needed something. Both the domestic system and the factory system had a surplus of advantages and disadvantages. The domestic system allowed individuals to make only what they needed and at their own pace. These products made were of high qualities and allowed
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