Industrial Revlution

  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776. This was fundamental to the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. He is important because of the changes he made and started.
  • George Stephenson

    George Stephenson
    He was an English engineer and inventor of the railroad locomotive. He also work with steam engines which made him chief mechanic.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, enabling much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. Helped make cotton profitable.
  • Socialism

    It emerged as a response to the expanding capitalist system. It presented an alternative, aimed at improving a lot of the working class and creating a more egalitarian society.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    is a loose set of ideologies that emerged in the late 1800s in which Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was used to justify certain political, social, or economic views.
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    He was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended from common ancestors is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. He is most famous for his theory of natural selection.
  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel
    Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He was most known for his fortune that established the Nobel prize. He has made many contributions to science that holds 355 patents in his lifetime. He also invented dynamite.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. His most famous inventions are the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.
  • communism

    the political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production.
  • Germ Theory

    Germ Theory
    germ theory, in medicine, is the theory that certain diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microorganisms, organisms too small to be seen except through a microscope. Was discovered by Louis Pasteur.
  • Social Gospel

    Social Gospel
    religious social reform movement prominent in the United States from about 1870 to 1920.
  • Automobile

    The most important thing that it did was give people a way to get to jobs, places to live, and service a lot easier. It also contributed to the rise of leisure activities.
  • assembly line

    assembly line
    Ransom Olds created and patented the assembly line in 1901. Switching to this process allowed his car manufacturing company to increase output by 500 percent in one year. The assembly line sped up the manufacturing process dramatically. It allowed for more hours for people to be able to work.
  • Airplane

    Created by the Wright brothers. It has connected nations that would have never been connected otherwise and shown us a new, unseen, and spectacular perspective of our earth. This invention is important due to its potential. Its birth was in the Industrial Revolution.
  • social Democracy

    social Democracy
    a socialist system of government achieved by democratic means.