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Transportation And Communication In The Industrial Revolution

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on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Transportation And Communication In The Industrial Revolution

Transoprtation And Communication In The Industrial Revolution During The Industrial Revolution, Lots of Commercial Goods Needed to be transported to the ever expanding consumer markets. In The Mid 1750's, A new idea
was born: Turnpike Trusts. James Macadam's "macadam road" Roads were becoming neglected, so
people took it upon themselves to fix them. To repay the loans, they introduced "tolls" on their new turnpikes. Canals became an efficient way to move large
ammounts of supplies or products. Canals were both Reliable, and efficient. During the industrial
Revolution, The Use of canals cut transportation costs by 3/4.
The first canal was finished in 1760, but soon, the whole south of england was criss-crossed with busy canals. By the early 19th century, there were
over 4000 km of canals. In the 1800's a new concept emerged: railway travel. The First Railways were only Horse drawn carts
that ran on wooden rails. In 1804 the first steam engine was tested, but proved too heavy for the rails. After the inventoin of the "Rocket" by George and Robert stephenson, the use of railways took off. With Great transportation advances came
great advances in communication. Invented in 1827 by Samuel MOrse,
telegraph revolutionized communication
A telegraph is a written message sent between 2 points
without any physical letters. This made communication much, much faster. the telegraph eventually evolved in to the telephone.
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