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20 Key Concepts concerning the Industrial Revolution

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angela wenzl

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of 20 Key Concepts concerning the Industrial Revolution

The Period of the Industrial Revolution lasted from 1760-1830.
George Stephenson was one of the important persons to build railway engine. He did this in 1819.
Industrial Revolution-a period of rapid increase in inventions and industries which started in England.
During the Revolution, steel, iron, steam engines, and agriculture were all things that were improved.
In 1764, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny. It spun 8 threads as opposed to the spinning wheel, which only spun one.
Richard Arkwright produced the Water Frame to produce stronger threads for yarns.
20 Key Concepts concerning the Industrial Revolution
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Samuel Crompton invented the Spinning Mule. machine used to spin cotton and other fibers.
Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1793. The cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation.
Thomas Newcomen was an English inventor who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water. It was called the Newcomen Steam Engine.
Jethro Tull invented the seed drill, a machine that put evenly spaced, deep holes in the ground for seeds, doing the work of 3 men, that was more efficient than people, replaced hand work.

Karl Marx- came up with another form of socialism which lead to the creation of a classless society in which all wealth and property would be owned by the community as a whole called communism.
What are 5 Reason's for the Industrial Revolution?
-strong navy
-natural resources
-strong government
-human resources

In 17888, Andrew Meikle created the thresher which was an invention used to separate grains by stalk.
Robert Fulton created the first steamboat in 1807.
John Deere increased production and attracted settlers to expand west by creating the Steel Plow in 1836.
Cyrus McCormick created the mechanical reaper to cut ripe grains like oats, barley or wheat. He did this in 1834.

The Telegraph was created in 1837. This device was used to send messages, a much quicker and sufficient way to communicate. It was invented by Samuel Morse.
In January of 1801, Eli Whitney created the Interchangeable Parts. This invention was used to replace pieces of exact specifications.
Edmund Cartwright invented the power loom in 1785.
Abraham Darby used coal to smelt iron from ore, coal gave off impurities that damaged iron, found a way to remove impurities from coal, sons and grandsons began to improve on his methods

Marc Isambard Brunel was famous for his construction of the Thames Tunnel. He built this tunnel from 1805-1843.
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