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Sammich Time :D

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Alex Vos

on 30 April 2010

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Transportation & Communication
In The Indusrial Revolution
the industrial revolution ushered in new technology, which
produced lots of product. This creaed an enormous demand for
new means of transportation.
In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the roads were usually mud track roads.
In The 1820's, A Scotsman Named James MacAdam. This Construction method is still used today. The Road Consists Of A Base Layerr Of Large Rocks, a filler, and a small crushed gravel surface. The Laying Of The First Macadam Road In America Roads The Government Began To Sell Chunks Of The Roads To Private Companies, and To Individuals, Because building roads was very very expensive. Whoever purchased the section of road could charge a toll on it, the foundations of the "TURNPIKE TRUSTS" In the 1830's at the peak of trusts, there were over 1000 Trusts administering
over 30,000 miles of road. There were also over 8000 toll gates. cANALS While Road Users were busy paying tolls, they didnt entirely solve the transportation problems. Canals came onto the scene. They were both Cost Effective, Fast and efficient. These Canals were atrificial rivers, for the sole purpose of transporting large loads quickly. When A Canal needed to ascend or decend, they used locks. when a ship entered at the top side of the lock, behind the doors, the lock was pumped to the water level of the top side. the doors opened and the boat entered. the water was drained to the level of the exit, and the boat moved on. At one point, the canals extended into a 4000 mile spider web across the south of britain. A Newly Restored Section Of The Stroudwater Canal Canal Boats The earliest railways were from coal mines to the nearest river. The rails were made of wood, and the cart's wheels were flanged, to stay on the "rails". The carts were horse drawn. As Time progressed, rails began to be made of iron, or steel. When Richard Trevithik tried to use a steam engine to haul large loads, it proved too heavy for the meager rails. In 1829, two brothers; Robert and George Stephenson invented the "rocket". Time had passed since Trevithik's failure, and the rails had become stronger, the Rocket was a sucsess, bringing in a new era of fast and economic transportation. The "Rocket" RAILWAY By the 1850's, railways had reached the fringes of london, but the government would not allow an above ground railway inside london. Engineers built the first underground rail system; the "Metro", giving birth to london's underground. With great advances in transportation came equal advances in communication. Telegraph An optical telegraph building Throughout the industrial revolution, There were many forms of
telegraphs. Telegraphs are the sending of a message without any physical letters. Optical telegraphs, which could be as simple as smoke signals, or reflected light were the predecessors of the electronic telegraph. Electronic telegraphs used beams of light to transmit letters great distances with a low rate of error. The telegraph was a fast and efficient way to transmit messages. Telegraphs gave birth to telegrams, and eventually the telephone. Effects
Positive Effects Negative Effects Created Lots Of Job Oppurtunities

Created A Web Of Transportation That Is Still In Use Today

New Communication Methods Saved Time

More, Better, And Inexpensive Goods All Over Britain

All of the construction created lots of jobs

Strengthened the economy Created Lots Of Pollution

Brought Lots Of People To The Cities

Created more demand for the factory's products

Destroyed sensitive ecosystems with construction

Used child labor By alex vos
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