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The Industrial Revolution - Entrepreneurs and Inventors

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Chris Guerin

on 5 March 2014

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The Industrial Revolution - Entrepreneurs and Inventors
The Steam Engine
The steam engine was the greatest technological achievement of the industrial revolution.
The Steam Engine was originally invented by Thomas Newcomen in the early 1700’s and then majorly improved by James Watt and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton eighty years later in 1781
The steam engine first came about in the early 1700's and had a vertical motion.
It was then later improved to have a rotary motion. This major advancement caused steam engines to become the main source of power for all the new machines of the industrial revolution.
The Industrial Revolution
The industrial revolution began in around 1750
During the industrial revolution it was the entrepreneurs and inventors that changed the way the world worked.
Inventors such as James Watt, Thomas Edison and James Hargreaves were the reason so many new innovations came to be and Entrepreneurs such as Matthew Boulton gave these inventors the money they needed to make these innovations successful.
During the industrial revolution, growth of industries and the boom in trade would not have been possible without the advancements of transportation that came about due to the inventors and entrepreneurs.
Before the industrial revolution, people travelled on foot, horseback or in horse-drawn coaches. The steam engine was the main innovation that revolutionised transport.
By 1831 canals and railways connected countries over the land.
Around the same time steamships also began to connect countries via the sea.
Then finally, by 1886 the first 'automobile' powered by an internal combustion engine.
The Cotton Industry
By Chris Guerin and Max Kimber
Christian is Hawt
The cotton industry was the first industry in the industrial revolution that took on the change from hand-made to machine-made products.
During the industrial revolution there was a growing demands for cotton goods.
starting in 1733 with a loom builder named John Kay many new inventions started to come into the world which enabled cotton products to be mass produced.
by 1820 Britain had dominated the world cotton industry.
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