The coming of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century Britain depended on the development of the steam engine to power machinery. A. For years, historians disregarded the issue of energy as a major element in the rise of the Industrial Revolution and focused instead on technological developments and increased production. B. The introduction and growth of steam-powered rail transport was a major factor in Britain's economic expansion during the Industrial Revolution. C. An expansion of the Industrial Revolution outside Great Britain occurred when British industries began to import raw cotton and high-quality iron. D. By 1850, the use of steam power in Britain's mills, mines, and iron industry made Britain a world leader in the production of cotton cloth and iron. E. Since the basic infrastructure was in place, the Industrial Revolution fueled itself with enlarging markets requiring ever more expansion of factories and workforce. F. By the end of the 1800s, railway construction attracted so many laborers that factories could not find enough workers to keep up with increasing sales