Industrial Revolution Timeline

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  • Seed Drill

    Seed Drill
    Jethro Tull
  • Flying Shuttle

    Flying Shuttle
    John Kay
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    James Hargreaves
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Thought of a way to make the steam engine work faster and more efficiently while burning less fuel.
  • Water Frame

    Water Frame
    Richard Arkwright
  • Matthew Boulton

    Matthew Boulton
    An entrepreneur who encouraged and paid James Watt to build better steam engines.
  • Spinning Mule

    Spinning Mule
    Samuel Crompton
  • Utilitarianism

    Jeremy Bentham introduced this philosophy and wrote his most influential works in the late 1700's.
  • Power Loom

    Power Loom
    Edmund Cartwrights
  • Samuel Slater

    Samuel Slater
    Emigrated to the United States and brought over (in his memory) the blueprints to creating the spinning machine.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    American inventor who invented the cotton gin to speed up the amount of cotton to be cleaned.
  • Combination Act

    Combination Act
    Outlawed unions and strikes.
    (also on in 1800)
  • Spinners

    More and more women began working as spinners in the factories, because they seen it as a way to make more money than chores around the house.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Made the first successful trip in New York's Hudson River with the steam boat
  • Francis Cabot Lowell

    Francis Cabot Lowell
    Revolutionalized the American tetile industry along with four other investors.
  • Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

    Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
    David Ricardo wrote this book in order to promote capitalism.
  • Socialism

    Another way to govern, this way for the welfare of all. Where all factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of the people.
  • Slavery Abolished in England

    Slavery Abolished in England
  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Wrote "Mary Barton" which was a fiction story about a family in Manchester's slum, and was and accurate potrayal or urban life at the time.
  • The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    Karl Marx wrote this inorder to promote communism,