Industrial Revolution Timeline

By fwells1
  • Jethro Tull Invents Seed Drill

    In 1701 Jethro Tull invented the seed drill as a more effective way of planting seeds. before this you would just scatter seeds and hope they grow, but the seed drill drove the seeds into the ground in rows so that they had a higher likelihood of growing.
  • John Kay invents flying shuttle

    John Kay invented the flying shuttle to be used to make using a loom quicker and easier. It was a revolutionary device and lead the way for many new inventions in the textile industry.
  • James Watt builds the first steam engine

    In 1765 James Watt finished his design of the steam enging. It was the first engine to use pressure driven pistons and was much more efficient than other engines of the time. The steam engine lead the way for many more automated inventions and is still a big part of the world today.
  • Marx and Engels publish The Communist Manifesto

    In 1848 political theorists Marx and Engels published a book about a new form of society. Their idea was that if people worked for the good of others and the government was all powerfull, that eventually the need for a government would dissappear and the society would sustein itself. The concept failed in the end though because the rulers would always refuse to give up power.
  • US Civil War ends; US experiences technological boom

    The U.S. had many major technological advancements among other factors, causing what would be known as a boom. Other aspects include a large amount of natural resources,--such as iron, oil and coal-- one of the major inventions was the railroad.
  • Germany becomes dominant industrial power in Europe

    Even though the who country didn't industralize, small areas of Germany began to in the 1870s. Germany followed the British pattern in industrialization by starting off with textiles. The biggest factor of their industrialization was building railroads that transported people throughout Germany.
  • British Unions win right to strike

    The British originally denied the forming of unions and strikes in England because they were afraid that they would the nation. However, after factory workers started to join unions, the British finally repealed the Combination Acts. This allowed unions however strikes were still outlawed. Eventually, British trade unions won the right to strike in 1875.