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  • Flying Shuttle

    Flying Shuttle
    John Kay
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    James Hargeaves
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Adam Smith was a professor at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and defended the idea of free economy, or free markets in the book he wrote called The Wealth of Nations. Smith believed economic liberty guaranteed economic progress. He claimed that government should not interfere with the economy.
  • Spinning Mule

    Spinning Mule
    Samuel Crompton
  • Power Loom

    Power Loom
    Edmund Cartwright
  • Jeremy Bentham

    Jeremy Bentham
    Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher who modified the ideas of Adam Smith and introduced utilitarianism. He wrote his most influencial works in the late 1700s, including Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. He argued that government should try to promote the greatest good for the greatest amount of people.
  • Utilitarianism

    The -ism that people should judge ideas, institutions, and actions on the basis of their utility, or usefulness. According to utilitarianism, the government should try to promote the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. Jeremy Bentham was the guy that was credited with this.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney
  • Capitalism

    Capitolism is the economic system in which money is invested in businesses with the goal of making a profit. Adam Smith argued for Capitolism in his book, The Wealth of Nations.
  • Richard Trevithick

    Richard Trevithick
    Won a bet of several thousands of dollars by hauling ten tons of iron over nearly ten miles of track in a steam driven locomotive.
  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    Robert Fulton
  • Charles Fourier

    Charles Fourier
    Charles Fourier was a French reformer that looked to change the effects of industrialization with a new economic system. The system he proposed was socialism, stated that the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all.
  • Socialism

    The factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all. Socialism grew from an optimistic view of human nature, a belief in progress, and a concern for social justice.
  • Abolition of Slavery

    Abolition of Slavery
    Abolition of slavery first took place in Britain with the help of Wilberforce.
  • Factory Act of 1833

    Factory Act of 1833
    The Factory Act of 1833 stopped children under the age of 9 working in factories and limited the number of hours that children from the ages of 9 to 13 could work.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Wrote the fictional novel Mary Barton. Nonetheless, it's realistic descritption of the dank cellar dwelling place of one family in a Manchester slum presents a startingly accurate portrayal of urban life during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Communism

    A form of complete socialism in which the means of production- all land, mines, factories, railroads, and businesses- would be owned by the people. Private property would cease to exist. Karl Marx published the Comunist Manifesto in 1848 that described the factors of communism.
  • Women Wanted Rights

    Women Wanted Rights
    Women had jobs, but they wanted rights too. They began to stand up and fight for women's rights in 1848.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    Karl Marx was a German journalist who introduced the world to communism and marxism. His friend Friedrich Engels and himself wrote the infamous Communist Manifesto. According to Marx, the Industrial Revolution had enriched the wealthy and impoverished the poor. He predicted that the workers would overthrow the workers.
  • The U.S.

    Slavery ended in the United States after the civil war.