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Industrial Revolution

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Industrial Revolution Famous People Inventions/Industries Causes Time Period / Line / Location Working Conditions The Agriculural Revolution The Industrial Revolution started in Britain in the middle of the 1700s.
British inventors had just started to develop new machines that had transformed the textile industry.
Samuel Slater was a mechanic in one of the British textile mill, he had broken a law that forbid people to take plans of machinery out of britain. The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century.
The industrial Revolution began in Telford, Shropshire, Britain.
There where lots of people that had a part in the industrial revolution this is a list of some of the people involved:

James Watt
Eli Whitney
Robert Fulton
Samuel F. B. Morse
Elias Howe
Isaac Singer
Cyrus Field
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla Steam Engine Spinning Jenny Coal Steel the stame engine was first invented by a Greek scientist Heron of Alexandria in the first A.D. it was later redesigned and improved in between 1736 and 1819 by Scottish inventor James Watt. The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves, its purpose was to reduced the amount of work needed to make yarn. The reason that James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny was because the demand for yarn was at its highest. The coal industry had a major part with the steam engine because it was the only source of a reliable fuel. As more and more steam engines where developed, more demand for coal was needed.
the steel indusrtry was one of the bigest innovations in the industrial revolution, because it needed more inventions then most of the other industrys, one that it needed mostly was the steam engine. The working conditions for the industrial revoution where poor and hazardous, people (mostly children) had to work 12 hours 6 days a week. After some time laws were made but they were rarely followed. when the laws were enforced they were not that much better in the long run. theu still had very poor places to work it was still very hazardous. during the agriculural revolution many farmers had been losing their land and their grazing rights and left many unemployed. While farmers received small somes of money for their strips of land. Only a few found work, many relocated to the cities to try ans find work in the emerging factories of the Industrial Revolution.
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