Steam engine powered machines became crucial in moving heavy objects,getting water out of coal and iron, and were used to transport goods, resources and
people. Significant economic and social impact.
American Declaration of Independance
The United States of America was
formed, it gave America a chance to leave a government that was not
after their rights and helped foreign assistance from France.
The First Fleet Arrives in Botany Bay
the First Fleet
built Australia from bush land. They are the ones who first came to Australia;
they civilized it. It is also significant because it brought unrest to the
Revolution was an outbreak due to the outlandish and unjust systems and
in the French community. The significance of the French Revolution was
gave and spread ideas of revolution to the rest of Europe, and so the
Alessandro Volta Invents Battery
ideally this is
one of the reasons we have the quality of electricity we do today,
was discovered so early and we have had more time to work on improving it
since, compared to if it hadn’t been discovered till earlier.
Textile Workers Smash Machinery
were concerned they were being replaced by machines,
and they didn’t want technology to move forward. This put a stunt in
growth for a while.
First Passenger Railway B/W Liverpool and Manchester
passenger railways were an easy way to travel from one city to
They allowed you to carry heavy loads far distances with out physically
carrying them. Significant social and economical impact.
Publications of People's Charter in Britain
there were 6
changes in the political system that took place in a working class
the British Empire, that would make it more democratic. This then
because these changes were implemented. It changed the shape of Australia
Edward Hargraves Discovers Gold
the discovery of gold started many
rushes around Australia. It caused many changes in the economic and social
parts of Australia.
Convict Transportation to Aus Ceases
the end to the transportation
Western Australia to become a free Colony and govern themselves how they
It stopped Australia being a dumping ground for the unwanted.
Federation of Australia
the Federation of Australia was the uniting of all six states
under one constitution. It was significant because it assisted trading
Australia; everyone could use the one freight train line. It also
economy, as they had just come out of the depression of 1892.
Wright Brothers Achieve First Flight
this sparked any advancements in flight for many years to follow, and still influences the way planes are made today.
Henry Ford Produces First Car
cars are now a
necessary part of day-to-day living, used to transport people. It had a
economic and social impact, like the more efficient steam engine.
The Titanic Sinks
after the sinking of the Titanic no ship was allowed to leave the
unless it had enough lifeboats. Lots of money was lost because the
a big investment and it failed to reach its destination. The public lost
in the companies and did not want to sail in case the same thing happened
World War 1 Ends
was defeated, yet they were not forced to surrender, because certain
thought the German army would not be a threat again. Australia fought in
war because, despite the federation, Australia was still in the British Empire. The end of this war was significant to Australia because it really showed how new a country they were, and some citizens called it ‘the war to end all wars’. It also is significant because that war bought out the humiliation in the Nazis of Germany.