Throughout the ages

By Rangith
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    The Revolutionised eras

    This period of time, significantly in the history of many nations around the world, revolutionised them and shaped a better lifestyle for them.
  • Thomas Savery's first Steam-engine

    Thomas Savery's first Steam-engine
    Thomas Savery's steam engine was built in 1699 but the design was actually created in 1698.
  • The Seed Drill

    The Seed Drill
    The Seed Drill was invented by Jethro Tull. It allowed farming to be done with ease. This device was mainly helpful for farmers who were spending hours digging correctly measured holes for planting. It could simply measure the planting measurements and evenly space them out for you.
  • Thomas Newcomen's Steam-engine

    Thomas Newcomen's Steam-engine
    Thomas Newcomen was inspired by Thomas Savery's model of a steam engine. Even though Savery's steam engine was the first model made, it wasn't useful for mining and other industrial works. Nevertheless, Newcomen made a steam engine that was more effective than that of Thomas Savery's.
  • The Flying Shuttle

    The Flying Shuttle
    The flying shuttle was invented by John Kay, a very ambitious inventor.
  • The early days of the Industrial Revolution

    The early days of the Industrial Revolution
    In 1764 a British weaver and carpenter named James Hargreaves was known by everyone as the inventor of the Spinning Jenny. This invention was thought to be the improved version of the Spinning Wheel. The new Spinning machine enabled workers to weave the thread faster, and because of this, the cotton production had increased.
  • First Threshing Machine

    First Threshing Machine
    The first threshing machine was invented by a Scottish mechanical engineer called Andrew Meikle. The threshing machine was operated to seperate grains from stalks and husks. Before the threshing machine was invented, there had to be many labourers working, in order to seperate the grain. Neverethelss, when the threshing machine came, there was only a need for one labourer. This meant that production of farming was increased, to the extent where only a few people were needed to run a whole farm.
  • The Social Contract

    The Social Contract
    Believed that, the government's job is to satisfy people with the lifestyle they live and also to take good care of their health.If this was not followed correctly, then the people had the right to remove leaders. It is also believed that, the people are the government's main source of power.
  • The Water Frame

    The Water Frame
    The Water frame was invented by Richard Arkwright. It was the next evolution of the Flying shuttle. The Water frame could spin several strands of yarn at the same time, like the Spinning Jenny. Nevertheless, the water frames were powered by water and because of this, the cotton that was made was very consistent and good quality. The water frame had increased the production of the cotton industry. This was because of the quality of the cotton that was produced.
  • The Submarine

    The Submarine
    The Submarine was invented by David Bushnell. It was used as a mode of under water transportation.
  • First Steam-powered mills

    First Steam-powered mills
    The first steam powered mills were the combination of Crompton's "mule",Hargreave's and Arkwright's machines. It had a fully automated weaving process.
  • The Quarry Bank Mill

    The Quarry Bank Mill
    The Qarry Bank Mill was founded by Samuel Greg with the company of, the Iron Water Wheel, which was thought to be the biggest water wheel in Europe. The shafts above the machines were attached to the water wheel by a belt. When the water wheel turned, the motion moved the belt and powered the machine.
  • The First Fleet

    The First Fleet
    The First Fleet had 11 ships, 717 convicts and 290 marines, women and children sailed into the clear blue waters of protected harbour.
  • The First Convicts

    The First Convicts
    In 1788, the first convicts were transported from Britain to Australia.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in France (1789-1799)
  • William Murdoch and the lighting

    William Murdoch and the lighting
    In the year 1792, William Murdoch began using coal gas for lighting his house. William Murdoch's inventions were the second evolution of lighting. The reason for this was because a German inventor called Freidrich Winzer was the first person to patent a thermo-lamp using gas distilled, from wood. Nevertheless, William's discovery was far more effective.
  • The Cotton Gil

    The Cotton Gil
    Eli Whitney was the inventor of the cotton gin. The cotton gin was a machine that automated the separation of cottonseed from the short-staple cotton fiber. Some advantages of the cotton gin were: in farming it took hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers, but with the cotton gin you only needed one man.
  • James Watt and his Steam Engine

    James Watt and his Steam Engine
    James Watt was famous for inventing a more effective and efficient steam engine, compared to that of Thomas Savery's and Thomas Newcomen's. James was a scottish inventor and mechanical engineer. His more efficient model of the steam engine helped idustrialize many parts of industries like mining and much more.
  • Interchangeble Parts

    Interchangeble Parts
    This was an ingenious invention that allowed dissasembling and reassembling machines so they are much more eaisier. This was made by Eli Whitney.
  • Rise of a new leader

    Rise of a new leader
    Thomas Jefferson becomes President.
  • Haiti decalres Independence from France.

    Haiti decalres Independence from France.
    Haiti was first black nation to gain freedom from European colonial rule.
  • Luddite riots

    Luddite riots
    Luddites were people who were against technology and its advances. They were trying to save childred by reducing industrial machines used used in the textile companies. Some luddites also hated stocking frames and cropping frames as much as technology. These bunch of people hated how the world was changing.
  • The Electromagnet

    The Electromagnet
    William Sturgeon invented the Electromagnet. The first electromagnet was a horseshoe-shaped piece of iron that was wrapped with a coil several times. When a current was passed through the coil; the electromagnet became magnetized and when the current stopped the electromagnet was de-magnetized. Sturgeon displayed its power by lifting nine pounds of metal through the power of a seven-ounce piece of iron wrapped with wires/ coils through which the current of a single cell battery was passed.
  • Locomotive

    Locomotive
    Americas first locomotive was made in 1830 by Peter Cooper. By the 1830's, Railroads in America had extended tracks, from Baltimore to the village of Ellicott's Mills (thirteen miles to the west). The railroads were also ready to test their first steam engine, a Americal device engineered by Peter Cooper. Peter Cooper's experties in locomotive designs were very appealing and innovative thus, he was a all-known locomotive engineer.
  • The Analytic engine

    The Analytic engine
    Charles Babbage was a English mathematician that invented the analytical machine. This machine was basically used for computers with mechanical and general purposes. Charles wasn't able to fully finish his superb invention because of inadequate funding. Nevertheless, he tried to incorporate an arithmatic logic unit. Through the design of Charles Babbage's, a new path was directed to the inventions of more sophisticated computors.
  • Poor Law Ammendment Act 1834

    Poor Law Ammendment Act 1834
    The British government attempted to deal with the conditions of the Revolution through the Poor Law Ammendment Act 1834. This Act seeked to make unemployed family members to work tirelessly. This was to show the others who don't find a job to eventually get employed or through the name of help, the government would make them do the same job many of these unemployed people do in the workhouses.
  • The Steel Plow

    The Steel Plow
    The Steel Plow was invented by a man called John Deere. This item was used for cutting/ splitting wood. Even though modern technology has evolved and made life way easier than the olden days. All this evolved from this one device, The Steel Plow designed and invented by John Deere. It made farming easier and faster. Also, when this device was made, it seemed all high-tech because it was absolutely amazing due to the time-frame it takes farming to do.
  • Royal Commission finding

    Royal Commission finding
    In 1840, the Royal Commission found that women and children who were working, carried 150kg of coal on their shoulder/ back.
  • Samuel Morse invented the Telegraph

    At the start of 1847 and by the end, Samuel morse began and finished creating the device known as, the Telegraph. This instrument was used to send messages via wire to long and short distances.
  • The Gold Rush (in Victoria)

    The Gold Rush (in Victoria)
    This is, The Gold Rush period in the Australian history. It was very important for Australia because it made its population sky rocket because of all the people who came to Australia in search of gold.
  • The First powered Flight

    The First powered Flight
    The first powered Flight was created by the Wright brothers, who were the first two people to make this vechile. This vehicle in modern days is recognised as the Aeroplane.
  • The Civil Rights Act passed

    The Civil Rights Act passed
    During this time, the Civil Rights Act passed. These outlawed racial discrimination. The law's orders created the Equal Employment Oppportunity Commission who resolve race and sex discrimations in employment through the help of the Community Relations Service whom basically bring in new ideas/ developments which improve the system. For e.g. they invented, 'authorized federal intervention' to ensure the racial disputes do not travel to schools, swimming pools, parks and other public facilities.