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Industrial Revolution

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  • The Steam Engine

    The Steam Engine
    The steam engine was invented in 1698 by Thomas Savery It allowed for a boom in transportation of goods and people. The steam engine allowed for the development of the steam boat and allowed for trains to be powered.
  • Adam Smith/ Capitalism

    Adam Smith/ Capitalism
    Adam Smith was a professor at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He wrote the book the wealth of nations in 1776 which explained capitalism. Capitalism- the idea that a free economy guarenteed economic progress.
  • The Flying Shuttle

    The Flying Shuttle
    The flying shuttle was invented in 1733 by John Kay. this invention allowed for things to be weaved at a much longer span, and be produced at a higher speed.
  • Jeremy Bentham/ Utilitarianism

    Jeremy Bentham/ Utilitarianism
    Jeremy Bentham was the philosopher behind the idea of Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism was the idea that there was only room for things that served a purpose. It also strived for the greatest good for the greatest amount of people.
  • The Power Loom

    The Power Loom
    The power loom was a steam-powered, mechanically operated version of a regular loom, an invention that combined threads to make cloth. It was invented in 1743 by Edmund Cartwright.
  • Henri de Saint Simon/ Socialism

    Henri de Saint Simon/ Socialism
    Henri de Saint Simon, was the person who coined the idea of Socialism. Socialism- is the idea of public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt figured out a way to make the steam engine work faster and more efficient.
  • The Water Frame

    The Water Frame
    The Water Frame was invented by Richard Arkwright in 1769. The water wheel was designed to power many spinning frames. This allowed for a faster production line.
  • Matthew Boulton

    Matthew Boulton
    was an entrepreneur who helped James Watt by paying him a salary and encouraging him to build better engines.
  • Point on America

    Point on America
    Samuel Slater immigrated to the united states bringing with him the ideas for a spinning machine in his head, the following year Moses Brown started the first factory in America, thus starting the American Revolution.
  • The Sewing Machine

    The Sewing Machine
    The sewing machine was invented by Thomas Saint, it vastly improved the efficiency and productivity of fabric, clothing industries,needle industries.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. This invention allowed for cotton to be plucked from the seeds at a much faster pace allowing for more cotton to be processed.
  • John McAdam

    John McAdam
    John McAdam was a Scottish Engineer who equipped roadbeds with a layer of large stones for frainage. On top o fthis he placed a carefully smoother layer of crushed rock, this allowed for even heavy wagons to traverse roads without getting stuck in the mud.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell

    Lowell and four other investors revolutionized the American textile industry. They mechanized the entire stage of manufacturing cloth.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    He brought the philosophy of Communism alive. Communism- The Idea that everything should be equal and that there should be a classless society.
  • Abolishment of Slavery

    Abolishment of Slavery
    William Wilberforce fought for many years to free slaves in Britain. Finally in 1833 Britain abolished slavery.
  • Factory Act of 1833

    Factory Act of 1833
    This law made it illegal to hire children under the age of 9. Children from the ages 9 to 12 could not work more than 8 hours a day. Young people from 13 to 17 could not work more that 12 hours a day.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Created the Hull House, which served immigrant population and trained social workers
  • Women's reform

    Women's reform
    in 1888 women activists around the world joined to found the International Council for Women. This council pushed for equal rights for women.