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  • Flying Shuttle Invented

    Flying Shuttle Invented
    The flying shuttle was invented by John Kay and made weaving faster and easier for weavers.
  • Water Frame Invented

    Water Frame Invented
    This was invented by Richard Arkwright and was a spinning machine that was powered by water.
  • Spinning Jenny is Invented

    Spinning Jenny is Invented
    This was invented by James Hargreaves and allowed spinners to spin fibers much quicker.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    The Wealth of Nations was published in 1776, and was written about the economy. This book greatly influenced Capitalism and Laissez-faire economics.
  • Invention of the Spinning Mule

    Invention of the Spinning Mule
    This was invented by Samuel Hargreaves and used technology of the water frame and the spinning jenny. This machine further improved methods of spinning thread or yarn, making it more durable.
  • The US

    The US
    In this year, Samuel Slater moved to the united states and built a spinning machine. This then led to the first factory in America, and eventually to industrialization.
  • Cotton Gin Invented

    Cotton Gin Invented
    Invented by Eli WHitney, this cleaned cotton much more effectively and quickly than ever before.
  • WIlliam Wilberforce

    WIlliam Wilberforce
    This was the day that the Slave Trade Act of 1807 was passed. This bill was what Wilberforce, an abolitionist, had worked towards for 16 years.
  • Capitalism

    David Ricardo's book "Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" expands on the ideals of Thomas Malthus and thus expands on Capitalism. Capitalism is an economic system in which money is invested in business ventures with the goal of making a profit.
  • Reaper Invented

    Reaper Invented
    Cyrus mcCormick invented the reaper in 1831. This was a machine that helped boost American wheat production by mechanically harvesting grain.
  • Slavery Ends In Britain

    Slavery Ends In Britain
    William Wilberforce fought for his entirel parliamentary carreer to abolish slavery in Britain. Although he didn't see that during his career, it happened in 1833, 8 years after he retired from Parliament in 1825.
  • Factory Act of 1833

    Factory Act of 1833
    This act ended child labor in Britain and mandated that it was illegal to hire any child under 9 and illegal to overwork those from age 9-17.
  • Friedrich Engels

    Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels published The Condition of the Working Class in 1844. He was a friend of Karl Marx and contributed to The Communist Manifesto.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    On February 21, 1848, Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, published his book "The Communist Manifesto', creating a wave of contreversy.
  • Socialism

    The Communist Manifesto sparked a radical type of Socialism and brought these ideals more to the forefront of western thinking. Socialism is an economic system in which the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all.
  • Communism

    in 1849, Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx' "partner in crime" fled Germany like Marx because of the potential danger that his writing brought. This danger was due to the somewhat communist ideals that were in The Communist Manifesto. Communism is an economic system in which all means of production are owned by the people, private property ceases to exist, and all goods and services are shared equally.
  • Utilitarianism

    John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" was published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861. This essay defended utilitarianism, which is a theory that government actions are useful only if they promote the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
  • John D Rockefeller

    John D Rockefeller
    John D Rockefeller was the owner of Standard Oil, a "big business" during the industrial revolution period. He founded this company in June of 1870.
  • International Council of Women Founded

    International Council of Women Founded
    This was a group of wopmen activists from around the world. At the 1899 meeting, delegates from 27 countries attended.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Steel company in 1892, another "big business of the Industrial Revolution