Industrial Revolution

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  • Steam engine

    Steam engine
    Thomas Newcomer was the founder of the steam engine, a heat engine that preforms mechanical work using steam. Thomas Newcomer was born in February of 1664 and died on August 5, 1729. His invention of the steam engine was a great advantage during the Industrial Revolution, factories were located near rivers because that's where only boats could reach. But since the invention of the steam engine, they are every where due to railroads reaching lengths that boats couldn't.
  • Spinning Mule

    Spinning Mule
    Samuel Crompton was the founder of the spinning mule. A machine that spins cotton and other fabrics instead of doing it by hand. Samuel Crompton was born on December 3, 1753 and died on June 26 ,1827. His invention helped the produce of cloth way faster than before the invention.
  • Combination Act

    Combination Act
    The Combination Act made it illegal in UK for workers to unionize for better working conditions and better pay. The act was passed by governor William Pitt the Younger. Fearing that the workers would strike during conflict to force the government to accept the demands. For workers who chose to unionize, they were sentenced to 3 months in jail or 2 months hard labor. As a result, trade unions were made illegal. The Combinations Act stayed in forced until 1824, followed by outbreaks & strikes.
  • Factory Act

    Factory Act
    The Factory Act provides improved working conditions for children. No child could work if they're younger than 9. Before this act was passed, the children were working long hours, worked in factories, sold newspapers and even broke coal at the mines. Children also didn't make a lot of money, they could pay children little to none at all. After the act was passed, there were improved working conditions for the young children. They couldn't work more than 9 hours a day and couldn't work at night.
  • Cholera epidemic

    Cholera epidemic
    In 1849, 10,000 plus people died within 3 months in London from the Cholera epidemic. Lacking in the treatment for human feces and the lack of purifying drinking water is most likely the cause of the epidemic. During the Industrial Revolution, the UK did not have sewers and filtered water lines. So, they had to dump their feces in the streams that they also got their water from.
  • Public Health Act

    Public Health Act
    The Public Health Act gave government responsibility to ensure public health for housing and sewage. The purpose to pass this act was to clear the UK of any feces, unsanitary conditions and diseases such as cholera and typhus. After the act was passed, there were sanitary inspectors checking each and every law on food, housing, water and hygiene were being followed.
  • Mined coal

    Mined coal
    In 1880, 10 million tons of coal was mined. This was very significant to the industrial revolution because coal was used to power steam engines. The demand was high for coal, more jobs increased because they needed to find places with more coal. Therefore, they need more miners and families were able to start a better life.
  • Factory Act

    Factory Act
    The Factory Act decided to raise the working age to 12 years old. Before this age was raised, children the age of 9 and up could work long hour shifts with almost no breaks. Also had little to know pay. But since the act was passed, the new age limit is 12 and as a result, education for children was introduced and so was meal times and fire escapes.
  • Iron

    Between the years of 1900 and 1904, 8,778,000 metric tons (19,352,178,938 pounds) was produced in Great Britain. If it wasn't for iron and coal, the Industrial Revolution would not have not got us far. The steam engines needed coal to be powered. Iron was produced to make things that people needed such as, machine frames, water pipes, and railroads. As a result, the economy and political system grew.
  • Education Act

    Education Act
    The Education Act of 1918 made school mandatory for children up to the age of 14. Education for young children was concerning politicians and educationalist. As a result, major changes were made in the structure of education. Children aged 5-7 (infants) were thought different than those ages 7-11.