Industrial Revolution

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In History
  • First Central Bank in England

    First Central Bank in England
    The bank was made for making an efficient way of holding money. Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax founded the bank and it made a big impact later on because thousands on banks were created around the world.
  • Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine

    Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine
    A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam. Newcomen invented the most successful steam engine to clear water out of mines. The steam engine had an impact on railroads, cotton industry, iron industry, and the coal industry.
  • John Lombe starts his silk factory

    John Lombe starts his silk factory
    John Lombe created the silk factory and had major success. He had all kinds of machines and was selling a lot. It made a huge impact on how silk is sold today.
  • John Kay invented the flying shuttle

    John Kay invented the flying shuttle
    The flying shuttle was a simple weaving machine that sped up the process of weaving. That made a demand for yarn and also sped the process of making clothing.
  • Water frame

    Water frame
    The water frame was a machine that they used to create cotton thread at a greater rate. It was able to spin 128 threads at a time, which made it faster and easier. An impact on society was that there were a lot more jobs because the textile industry was growing. Richard Arkwright can be credited for this invention.
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    James Hargreaves’ ‘Spinning Jenny’, it had 8 spindles so it could now spin 8 pieces of thread. The impact was his idea passed through many generations and other creators made better and even faster versions of his creation.
  • River transportation

    River transportation
    When James Watt improved the steam engine, it allowed them to use it for more things such as a steamboat which made traveling a lot easier. River transportation made a big impact on being able to sell or trade goods with another land for cheap.
  • Child labor

    Child labor
    Children often had to work in unsafe factories because they were smaller and could be paid less. In 1833 they passed a law that children under the age of 9 could not work. The sad impact was that most of the children got their childhood taken away or maybe even their life because of how bad the conditions were.
  • Henry Bessemer method for processing steel

    Henry Bessemer method for processing steel
    Bessemer learned a way to make steel out of iron that was fast and cheap. This lead to a growth of cities because they could produce so much. Having so much iron was a great impact because they made more buildings, railroads, cars, and lamps.
  • Louis Pasteur develops vaccines for diseases

    Louis Pasteur develops vaccines for diseases
    Using the information he knew that germs caused diseases, he created vaccines to help prevent many common diseases and it helped people live longer and healthier.