This one page reading plus one page of questions summarizes the theory of capitalism as it developed without restrictions during the Industrial Revolution. It is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar Industrial Revolution readings, check other offerings by this author. A set of 7 readings is available as an Industrial Revolution unit (plus lesson suggestions).