Industrial Revolution-chapter 9- robbie williams

  • Jethro Tull

    He invented the seed drill which allowed farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths.
  • John Kay

    He invented the flying shuttle which doubled the work a weaver could do in a day.
  • James Watt

    He figured out how to make a steam engine work faster and more efficiently.
  • Samuel Crompton

    He combined the spinning jenny and the water frame to produce the spinning mule.
  • Thomas Malthus

    He wrote an essay called "An Essay on the Principle of population" which said that population tended to increase more rapidly than the food supply.
  • William Cockerill

    He illegally made his way into Belgium and carried in secret plans for spinning machines. His son eventually built an enormous industrial enterprise.
  • War of 1812

    Britain blockaded the United States to keep it from engaging in international trade. It forced the united states to us its own resources to develop independaent industries.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell

    Him and four other investors mechanized every stage in the manufacture of cloth.
  • David Ricardo

    He wrote "Principles of Political economy and Taxation. He beleived wages would be forced down as population increased.
  • Lowell, Massachusetts

    By the late 1820s it had become a booming manufacturing town and a model for other towns like it.
  • New Harmony

    A community founded by Robert Owen that was intended to be a utopia. It only lasted three years.
  • Rocket

    Trials were held to choose the best locomotive for us on the new line in England. None could compare to George Stephenson's Rocket.
  • Railways in England

    Liverpool to Manchester Railway opens officialy. It was an immediate succses.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville

    The French Writer cotrasted the brutal conditions in Merican prisons to the extended liberty of american society.
  • Factory act of 1833

    The act passed by parliment made it illegal to hire children under 9 years old. Children 9 - 12 could only work 8 hours a day and yong people form 13 to 17 could not work more than 12 hours.
  • Britain abolishes slavery

    Williams Wilberforce led the fight for abolition until slavery was abolished in 1833.
  • Samuel B. Morse

    a New england painter who first sent electical signals over telegraph.
  • Ten hours act of 1847

    This act limited the workday to ten hours for women and children who worked in factories.
  • The comunist manifesto

    Karl Marx publishes the comunist manifesto in 1848. It talks about how capitalism will implode on itself and produce communism. It caused a few uprisings in europe that were put down eventually.
  • Womans Rights in the United States

    Movement for Womens rights began in the United states as early as 1848.
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    Standard oil - Carnagie Steel

    Large corporations like Standard Oil and Carnegie Steel Company sprang up in the late 1800s. They wanted to control every aspect of their industry.
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    Public school systems

    During this time period public school systems started to become available in the US and Western Europe.
  • US Civil War ends

    Union wins Civil war and slavery is abolished in the US.
  • National child labor committee

    The committee was organized to end child labor and argued that child labor lowered wages for all workers.
  • US supreme court

    They rejected the child labor law, ruling that it interferred with states' rights to regulate labor.