Industrial Revolution - Chapter 9 Yoakum

  • Jethro Tull

    He was one of the first scientific farmers. He invented the seed drill in 1701.
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    Industrial Revolution - Chapter 9

  • John Kay

    John Kay invented a shuttle that sped back and forth on wheels. The flying shuttle was a boat-shaped piece of wood which was used to attach yarn. This shuttle doubled the work a weaver could do in a day.
  • James Watt

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

    He combined features from the spinning jenny and the water frame to make the spinning mule. The spinning mule made thread that was finer and stronger than earlier spinning machines.
  • Malthus

    Robert Malthus became known for his pessimistic predictions regarding the future of humanity. He was also one of the earliest thinkers to study population growth as it relates to human welfare in general. Malthus published 'An Essay on the Principle of Population, As It Affects the Future Improvement of Society' anonymously in 1798, as an attack towards William Godwin's theories of eternal human progress.
  • 1799

    Ned ludd was said to have destroyed weaving machinery.
  • 1799

    Alessandro Volta invents the battery and Louis Robert invents the machine for sheet paper making.
  • Britian abolishes slavery

    In 1807, the British Parliament passed the Abolition of the slave trade act. In 1827, Britain declared the slave trade to be punishable by death.
  • 1812

    During the War of 1812, Britian blockaded the United States, trying to keep it from engaging in international trade.
  • 1813

    Francis Cabot Lowell of Boston and four other investors revolutionized the American textile industry.
  • Lowell, Massachusetts

    Named after Francis Lowell after he died. It became a booming manufacturing center and a model for other such towns.
  • 1829

    Trials were held to choose the best locomotive for use on the new track.
  • 1830

    The liverpool-Manchester Railway opened.
  • 1831

    Cyrus McCormick invents the first commercially successful reaper.
  • Factory Act of 1833

    Government passed many laws in 1833. Some laws were to limit children's work hours, adding school hours for children, and having no child workers who are under nine years of age.
  • Samuel B. Morse

    He was the first person to send electical signals over a telegraph.
  • Ten Hours Act of 1847

    Women and children in England were granted the 10 hour day in 1847 after Robert Owen raised the demand for a 10 hour workday in 1810.
  • 1848

    Waldo Hanchett invents the dental chair.
  • 1865

    The Civil War came to an end. Industrialization began to rise, and people began to immigrate to the United States
  • Standard Oil - Carnegie Steel

    John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil of Ohio in 1870, Carnegie Steel was founded by Scottish immigrant and railroad entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie.
  • Public School Systems

    The most radical change of the Industrial Revolution. Takes place in the late 1900s.
  • Begginning of the movement for Women's Rights

    In October of 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst founded the women's Social and Political Union. The campaign came to a climax in 1918, when the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed an act granting the vote to women over the age of 30 who were householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with an annual rent of £5, and graduates of British universities.
  • 1904

    Benjamin Holt invents the tractor.
  • 1919

    The Arc Welder is invented.
  • Ricardo

    British economist. Entered business as a stockbroker and was so successful that he brought in a HUGE fortune within just 5 years.
  • New Harmony

    Represents one of the less successful American utopian experiments. Based on the belief that an Individual's character was shaped by his/her environment. Resulted by a utopian vision of one man named Robert Owen.