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  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    James Watt created the first successful steam boat.
  • Capitalism

    An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market. Founded by Adam Smith
  • Samuel Crompton

    Samuel Crompton
    He created a invention known as the Spinning Mule. This invention combined the ideas of the Spinning Jenny and the Water Frame. This inventioned help to produce stringer and finer thread.
  • Edmund Cartwright

    Edmund Cartwright
    Created a version of the loom that was powered by water. This greatly increased the speed of weaving.
  • Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism is the idea that the moral worth of an action is determined solely by its utility in providing happiness or pleasure as summed among all sentient beings. It is thus a form of consequentialism, meaning that the moral worth of an action is determined by its outcome. The proposer of utilitatianism was Jeremy Bentham Jeremy Benthem published this idea in 1789
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney
  • Richard Trevithick

    Richard Trevithick
    Ceated the first steam powered locomotive.
  • Unions

    Unions were a much needed thing in Great Britain. Many factory owners and government officials did not like them and with continuing pushing from the working class they eventually gave in. Parliament reviewed an act known as the "Combination Act" in 1824 and did not pass it until 1825. This allowed for workers to form unions and strike if neccessary.
  • Child Labor

    Child Labor
    In 1833 congress passed a law stating that children under the age of 9 are not allowed to be hired. This was a hugely debated topic at the time because nobody could come up with reasonable evidence as to why children under the age of nine could not work long days.
  • Abolition Agains Slavery

    Abolition Agains Slavery
    William Wilberforce was a key figure in the abolition of slavery. He was moraly opposed to the idea of slavery. Instead he proposed along with others the benefits of cheap labor instear of slave labor. Eventually there was enough followers that they held power in Parliament. Slavery was finally abolished in Britain during 1833.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Samuel F. B. Morse
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    Elias Howe
  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Wrote a novel "Mary Barton that shows sympathy towards the working class.
  • Communism

    A system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party. Communism was founded by Karl Marx in 1848 when he puplished the "Communist Manifesto" with Friedrich Engles
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Carnegie opens his first steel plant. He supplied steel to the railway industries so they could build the rails for the tracks. This helped revolutionize the shipping and transportation industry.
  • socialism

    A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. Saint-Simon and Charles Fourier
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    Founder of Standard Oil. A huge corporation.
  • Induction Electric Motor

    Induction Electric Motor
    Nikola Tesla