The Flying Shuttle was created by John Kay. The Flying Shuttle tripled the speed of weaving.
This invention was created by Bray Wyatt and Louis Paul. The Spinning Machine mechanised the spinning of thread. They went bankrupted because they couldn't get a patent
Private roads were built in the 1700's. People built 15,000 miles of roads were built. Later on the railroads were built which then turned into the transportation revolution
The Spinning Jenny was created by James Hargreaves. Singles women who were called "spinsters" were replaced with the Spinning Jenny because while the "spinsters" weaved a single thread; Spinning Jenny wove 16
This invention was created by Richard Arkwright. It was a machine spinning strong cotton thread with rollers. He gained a patent and became a wealthy man. He also created the modern factor system
There were small families dominating the countryside and they created the "Enclosure Movement" which sent farmers and their families into the city.
In 1760, Britain imported 3 million pounds of cotton which were mostly used for candle wicks
Britain circa 1760-1850
By 1850, Britain was producing 2/3 of the world's coal, 1/2 of the worlds iron, and 1/2 of the world's machine-woven cotton textiles. Britain also had the world's largest navy
The Mule was created by Samiel Crompton. The Mule combined weaving methods. Crompton donated his machine to his town, but unfortunaly he died in poverty
The Power Loom was created by Edmund Cartwright. This machine was used to design a power loom that could use all of the available, inexpensive thread
Napoleon's Conquest of Europe
Napoleon controlled Europe for 16 years. First he was brought in to take control of the falling France, but he eventually became power hungry.
The Cotton Gin was created by Eli Whitney. It included interchangable parts and it dramatically increased cotton output in the American South
Britain supported free trade since 1688 and Britain ultimate wealth cost was slavery. The slaves were seen as a natural resource and they often survived no longer than 3 years
Peasant uprising that attempted to drive all foreigners from China. "The Boxers" was a name that the foreigners have to a Chinese secert society known as the Yihequan. The "Boxers" practiced certain boxing and callistenic rituals in the belif that this made them invulnerable
Quinine was isloated from the bark of the cinchona tree and the extracts from the bark has been used to treat Malaria ever since
Coal was the "cheap energy" of Britain and other countries did not have coal as their dominant source. Coal was used to power the Newcomen steam engine. The Newcomen steam engine pumped water out of coal mines to access the deeper parts of the mines.
With the Industrial Revolution beginning in Britain, it also started up many copious colonies. For example, Canda, New Zealand, Australia, India, Pakistan, Ireland, and parts of China like Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Unification of Italy and Germany
Italy and Germany were the last to unify. Before the unification, they were divided. In the end, both came under the unification because of Count Cavour, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Giuseppe Mazzini.
By 1850, Britain imported 621 million pounds of cotton from the American South to make textiles
British East India Trading Company dominated India and used Sepoys as the rules. Rumor spread that the cartridges were sealed with beef and pork fat and when they changed, it made the citizens angry. Because of this big rebellion, the British East India Company was disbanded.
In 1853, Commondore Perry arrives in Japan with 40 warships and 80 cannons. The Meiji Restoration brought about the final demise of the Tokugawa and because of internal fighting. The restoration returned control of the country to direct imperial rule
The Suez Canal was completed by the French by 1869 and it was the "Highway to India". The Suez Canal also reduced the travel distance by 43%
Europe Scrambles for Africa
France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium all scramble for a piece of Africa. All met at the Berlin Conference which was organized by Otto Von Bismarck to crave up Africa.
This was invented by Sir Hiram Maxim. It used the recoil power of the previously fired bullet to reload rather than being hand-powered. This enabled a much higher rate of fire.
The Berlin Conference was organized by Otto Von Bismarck. During this conference, the abolition of slavery was establised, but King Leopold of Belgium only agreed if Congo was his to take
It is the belief of the idea "Survival of the Fittest" and that certain groups of people are better or more likely to survive than others.
These Christian Missionaries moved into Africa to convert souls and saw an increase in the slave trade and appealed for the abolition of slavery.
White Man's Burden
The White Man's Burden is the white man's to rule other countries. Ruling the entire world benefits everybody.
King Leopold is exposed to the world
After the world knowing that King Leopold was delivering more hands than ivory and decreased half the popluation, King Leopold was overthrown by Belgium. Exposion of King Leopold was from the Christian Missionaries sent to Congo.
Rhodes claimed the diamond mines for Great Britain and used his personal wealth to establish his own colony in Africa called Rhodesia.