Industrial Revolution (1750-1900)

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  • The Industrial Revolution began.

    The Industrial Revolution began.
    People started to invent machines that could help out with everyday life.
  • Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod.

    Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod.
    The lightning rod was placed on the top of a building. When lightning hits the building, the rod would asborb the lightning and prevent anyone from being hurt.
  • The Spinning Jenny was invinted.

    The Spinning Jenny was invinted.
    James Hargreaves invented this to make it easier for people to sow.
  • Richard Arkwright patents the spinning frame.

    Richard Arkwright patents the spinning frame.
    The spinning frame was sort of used like the spinning jenny, but was slightly better
  • Samuel Crompton perfects the spinning mule.

    Samuel Crompton perfects the spinning mule.
    The spinning mule was used to spin cotton and other fibres in the mill.
  • Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.
    Was used to quickly and easily seperate cotton fibres from their seeds.
  • The battery was invented by Alexander Volta.

    The battery was invented by Alexander Volta.
    The voltaic pile was the batteries original name.
  • Robert Fulton invents the first successful steam boat.

    Robert Fulton invents the first successful steam boat.
    A ship that uses steam power to sail on the seas.
  • The British banned slave trade.

    The British banned slave trade.
    This law was put into place because it was unfair towards dark skinned people and it breaches their rights.
  • William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet.

    William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet.
    The electromagnet is a type of magnet that has a magnetic field that is produced by the flow of an electric current.
  • Samuel F. B. Morse invents the telegraph.

    Samuel F. B. Morse invents the telegraph.
    The telegraph was used by people to communicate to each other using morse code.
  • Alexander Bain of Scotland, invents the facsimile

    Alexander Bain of Scotland, invents the facsimile
    Facsimile is a word for 'make alike'. Alexander Bain made copies of famous books so that people had a resource to use for studies in history.
  • Elias Howe invents the sewing machine.

    Elias Howe invents the sewing machine.
    This machine was used in factories so that people didn't need to make their own clothes.
  • The Bessemer Method for processing steel is invented.

    The Bessemer Method for processing steel is invented.
    Henry Bessemer invents a process for making steel out of iron. Having a way to make steel more quickly and more cheaply helps the production of building and leads to the growth of cities.
  • The theory of evolution.

    The theory of evolution.
    Charles Darwin spent years taking notes and finally showed everyone his theory.
  • Alfred Nobel creates dynamite.

    Alfred Nobel creates dynamite.
    Dynamite creates a massive and lethal explosion. Was usually used to create holes to dig into.
  • Louis Pasteur develops vaccines for diseases.

    Louis Pasteur develops vaccines for diseases.
    A chemist named Louis Pasteur believed that germs caused disease. Using this information, he created vaccines that helped prevent many common diseases, which helped people live longer.
  • Rockefeller's Oil Drill was invented.

    Rockefeller's Oil Drill was invented.
    Rockefeller invented the oil drill in and founded his own oil company.
  • The first telephone was invented.

    The first telephone was invented.
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone. He made the first call to Thomas A. Watson saying "Mr. Watson come here; I want you". Telephones first appeared in England but soon traveled to America. The first telephone in America appeared in Wisconsin in 1877.
  • Thomas Edison invents the incandescent lamp.

    Thomas Edison invents the incandescent lamp.
    The incandescent lamp is an electric light which produces light with a filament wire heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge opens.

    The Brooklyn Bridge opens.
    It was used to get to each side of the city quicker.
  • The first motorcycle was invented by Gottlieb Daimler.

    The first motorcycle was invented by Gottlieb Daimler.
    This motorcycle had zero degrees of steering axis angle and no fork offset, which means it was a very unique motorcycle back then.
  • Coca Cola was invented by John Pemberton.

    Coca Cola was invented by John Pemberton.
    John Pemberton invented a drink that had a nice sugary taste. He did this and he made a lot of money farely quickly.
  • The Induction electric motor was invented.

    The Induction electric motor was invented.
    Nikola Tesla invented the motor.
  • Basketball was invented.

    Basketball was invented.
    A physicist named James Naismith wanted to keep his class active during wet winter days. So he invented basketball, and now it's an international sport.
  • Diesel and the Diesel engine.

    Diesel and the Diesel engine.
    Rudolf Diesel invented the first diesel engine in 1897, it sold much more in 1898 after beeing put on display in the Munich Exhibition.
  • The first radio was invented.

    The first radio was invented.
    Nikols Tesla invented the first radio after the Supreme Court rejected Marconi's invention of the radio. Not many people know Tesla created the radio.
  • The first zeppelin was built.

    The first zeppelin was built.
    A rigid airship that was first flown commercially in 1910 by Deutsche Luftschiffahrts.
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first aeroplane

    Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first aeroplane
    These two brothers invented the aeroplane and first flew it together.
  • The first Model T Ford was made by Henry Ford.

    The first Model T Ford was made by Henry Ford.
    Henry Ford created a car that was cheaper than any other cars on the market. This meant that more people could afford to buy a new car.
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