(1) Wow! Let me guess: The new jobs the Industrial Revolution brought allowed you to spend more?
(3) I'm going to check out then new tavern down the street. Maybe the bartender knows more.
(2) Yes! Factories needed more employees to meet the new large scale demand which allowed more people, like my husband, to find a good job!
English Bar, 1802
(1) Hey mister! Has there been more foot traffic in your bar lately?
(3) Fascinating! New wealth from factory jobs lead to people buying more, sometimes luxury, products. They also have more spare time to spend on enjoyment, like going to a bar!
(2) Why yes! People have much more time, since work no longer only means grueling hours in the field, and more money to spend here!
(2) The Industrial Revolution led to consumerism by allowing factories to meet higher demands. The consumer gained more disposable income, allowing them to buy more goods in this new environment.
(3) Good! It's worthy to note that agricultural technology, like Tull's seed drill from 1700, took more people out of the fields. Some believe that the disposable income came from such farming innovations!
And so Johnny learned how industry led to consumerism...THE END