• Jethro Tull :)

    During the Agricultural Revolution, Jethro Tull invented a tool that made seed planting faster and more efficient. It was called the seed drill. The seed drill allowed farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths.
  • The Flying Shuttle

    John Kay invented something called the flying shuttle. It was a little boat-shaped piece of wood that sped back and forth on wheels. It doubled the work a weaver could do in a day.
  • Steam Engine

    Steam engines origionally used a lot of fuel, which made it expensive. James Watt searched for a way to make the steam engine work faster while using less fuel. He found the answer and built a more efficient steam engine.
  • The Communist Manifesto

    Marx and Engels publish The Communist Manifesto, introducing a new type of socialism: Marxism. In the manifesto, it is said that there have always been two societies, the "haves" and the "have nots". Marx and Engels predicted that the "have nots" would overthrow the "haves
  • BOOM

    The US was primarily agricultural until the US Civil War ended. Then the US experienced a technological boom. The reasons for this boom were; a wealth of natural resources, a swelling of urban population, and railroads.
  • Germany

    Germany became industialized by region. Even in countries that were primarily agricultural, there were some industries. They then built railroads connecting these industrial pockets. With its econimic success, Germany was also able to develope a military power as well.
  • Unions

    In Britain, unions were forming to fight for higher wages and better working conditions. Britain saw unions as a threat to social order and stability, so they passed the Combination Acts outlawing unions and strikes. A couple years later, the act was repealed since no union member cared. Union members eventually got higher wages and better working conditions. They also got the right to strike and picket,