Daniel's Unit 4 Timeline

  • Jethro Tull invents the seed drill

    Tull notices that the conventional way of planting seeds for farming by scattering seeds across the field is wasteful. He decides to invent the seed drill, which drills holes in the dirt with an animal pulling it, and you put seeds into the holes.
  • John Kay invents flying shuttle

    He revolutionized ther loom and started the beginning of mass production of textile. You put the flying shuttle on the loom and theust it from one side to another and this decreased the amount of time required to make textile by a long time.
  • James Watt builds the first steam engine

    The steam engine revolutionized the way of transportation. It was the main engine for trains, and at top speed, they could go 25 mph which was groundbreaking for the time. It was also the replacement for ships, so instead of people rowing under, they could use a steam engine instead.
  • Marx and Engels publish The Communist Manifesto

    They were two economists who believed that the government should be the ones to run the economy. The published the book which became the main basis and outline for communism.
  • US Civil War ends; US experiences technological boom

    This technological boom was the beginning of the advancement of the American country. Without this "boom", we would have been far behind in the production of anything, where England was already decades ahead of us.
  • Germany becomes dominant industrial power in Europe

    Germany had large deposits of coal in their Ruhr valley. Knowing they had these deposits, they began to follow in the footsteps of the British. They actually sent their children to learn about engineering in England. They had railroads going around their country from major cities to coal mines.
  • British Unions win right to strike

    The people working in the factories were under poor working conditions and they formed a union for the workers to be represented by. They would collectively bargain for what they deserve. When they did not get what they needed, the decided to strike. However, strinking was not allowed. The unions had to go through many challenges in order for them to win the right to strike.