Industrial Revolution

  • Richard Arkwright

    Richard Arkwright
    During the Revolution, it was a time when productivity was of importance. Richard Arkwright created a a machine that made productivity to boost. The spinning machine used to pulled cotton made it so people could pull the tiny strings apart with more accuracy and efficiency. Without Arkwright, machines used to produce cotton fabric and yarn would have taken longer to come by.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist. He improved upon a steam engine created by Thomas Newcomen. he is sometimes named the father of mechanical engineering.
  • Utilitarianism

    This form of philosophy was first introduced by Jeremy Bentham. This form of thinking generates the idea that actions morally right equal pleasure and happiness and vice versa. Former writers also thought of similar ideas before him
  • Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable Parts
    Eli Whitney was the first to make these parts. He made them for muskets in his firearm factory. These parts made it possible to change out broken pieces on certain equipment.
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin is best known for his ideas in evolution. He was a naturalist and scientist. He also wrote several books about his theories.
  • Henry Bessemer

    Henry Bessemer
    Henry Bessemer was one of the first to create the process for manufacturing steel. He grew up with his father who was an engineer. He started young as a great thinker and inventor as he was creative.
  • Socialism

    The word socialism first became a word in 1832 in a newspaper called Le Globe. It states that this way of thinking is the community as a whole controls marketing and economics along with distribution of product. This creates a way of thinking and equality between individuals in today's world.
  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel
    He was known for laying out a sum of his fortune for a foundation which rewards people for great feats. He was originally a chemist engineer and inventor.
  • Communism

    Karl Marx first brought up this way of thinking in the 1840s. This way of thinking is basically everything is publicly shared and everyone has a value on their head based on their abilities. This strikes no one today in America as an important way of thought, mostly because people in the U.S. have capitalism as their way of life and it works.
  • Social Democracy

    Social Democracy
    Edward Bernstein was one of the first to bring about this philosophy. This is basically socialism but brought about through democratic ways. This is important today as it lays a foundation for what our country has become and gave ideas to such people to bring about such a government.
  • Germ Theory

    Germ Theory
    This theory was first brought to light in 1861 by Louis Pasteur. Made people realize flies do not come from raw rotten meat. This also created better sanitation and cleanliness levels in industries.
  • Social Gospel

    Social Gospel
    This form of thinking is a way of using religion for social reform. Some people think the reform stopped because of WW1, but the downfall is unknown. This doesn't really seem important today as it wouldn't create any good social change.
  • Automobiles

    The automobile was introduced by Carl Benz who wanted a patent on the idea. This form of transportation makes it easier for people to travel long distance. It is also a necessity for today if you live far lengths from work or school.
  • Airplanes

    The first ever flown airplane was by the Wright Brothers in 1903. This form of transportation is also used to go even greater distances than the car. It makes for faster transport than a boat over a body of water.
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Its first commission was in 1913 for the production of cars. Henry Ford was the first to put this invention to use. It makes quicker production of the product being made.