Industrial Revolution

By hali'ak
  • Richard Arkwright

    Richard Arkwright
    Richard Arkwright was a British inventor. He is best known for his invention of the spinning machine. This machine required less work done by humans and could spin yarn quicker.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt was a Scottish inventor, chemist, and mechanical engineer. He worked on many things, but his most important work was on the steam engine. He improved the steam engine in 1776, which influenced the Industrial Revolution greatly.
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    Them spinning jenny allowed yarn to be spun faster and more efficiently. It also decreased work need to be done by human hands. It is simple invention that only takes the spin of a wheel to use.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in America. This invention sped up the removal of seeds in cotton. The cotton gin had a negative impact because it increased slavery.
  • Mutual Aid Society

    Mutual Aid Society
    The Mutual Aid Society provides aid to those in need. It helps people with disabilities, sickness, and old age. This helped a lot of people get what they needed during hard times.
  • Henry Bessemer

    Henry Bessemer
    Henry's most known invention was the Bessemer converter. He discovered a new way to make steel. This caused steel manufacturing to be cheaper and quicker.
  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel was a Swedish inventor, engineer, chemist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known for the invention of dynamite. He used a lot of his earnings from his inventions to establish the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. Some of his most known inventions include the lightbulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera. He also studied sound recordings and mass communication.
  • Communism

    Communism is the idea that everything is owned by the public. Every person is paid according to their own abilities. Private property is an example of something that would not exist.
  • Socialism

    Socialism is the belief that economics and politics should be regulated as a community. The idea of socialism ensures that people get basic goods. It minimizes poverty levels.
  • Germ Theory

    Germ Theory
    Louis Pasteur discovered germs. The discovery of germs caused people to be more cautious of hazards around them. Health improved because cities were cleaned up.
  • Utiliarianism

    This is the theory that your actions are good if they benefit the majority. Your actions should promote happiness. Jeremy Bentham founded this theory.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    Charles Darwin founded this theory. Social Darwinism is the theory of the human race descending from animals. It also includes natural selection.
  • Automobile

    Carl Benz invented the first automobile. It had three wheels and a gas powered engine. This improved cities a lot because people no longer had to rely on horses for transportation.
  • Airplane

    The Wright Brothers invented and flew the first simple airplane. Their invention was considered the first "sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight." Later on, they built the first practical airplane.