The Industrial Revolution took place in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This event caused a plethora of new inventions and a chain of events that led to betterment of the lives of people in this time. The invention of the steam engine made the connection of areas easier, leading to a transportation revolution, increased accessibility, cultural blending, and the spread of disease. began to use the steam engine for power. Although no official accounts of the harnessing the power of steam existed until the 1600s, a man named Hero living in Alexandria, Egypt attempted to create a steam-powered engine in 60 A.D (Hartman).
From the late 17th century to the early 19th century, industrialization was occurring in the United States and around Europe. The abundance of raw materials and the ambition of business men caused the industrialization before and after the Civil War. The First Industrial Revolution and Second Industrial Revolution, known as the Technological Revolution, caused the United States to thrive throughout those years because of population increase and all the new products or ideas there was. In the 1900s, the United States became the leading industrial power in the world because of both revolutions; the first revolution led into the second revolution because of the technology and economic changes occurring. The First Industrial Revolution changed agriculture customs and the Second Industrial Revolution caused changes in production techniques, but both helped the United States industrialize and become the most successful country in the world.
Many new inventions were being built at the time, and still are being used today. Some of the Victorian inventions that changed human history are the steam engine, the light bulb, and the telephone. The steam engine was one of the most noted inventions of the Industrial Revolution, since it was simply so diverse in its uses cover the years. Factories had to, at first, stay near a source of water in order to run the machinery. As soon as the steam engine was perfected by James Watt in 1769, factories could be built almost anywhere in a country (Inventions and technology in the Steam Age: World History).
Nikola Tesla, arguably one of the most renowned inventors in American history, developed the AC current, patented in 1888, to further ease the use of electricity. He sought for a more efficient way to transport energy and spoke out against Thomas Edison’s use of the direct current. Being a worker for him for some time he got to witness Edison’s tactics firsthand when it came to generating power. Starting as early as the 1880’s, people from around the world started contemplating on how to effectively generate and transport energy. With the discovery of electricity provided by Thomas Edison others were trying to elaborate on his ideas.
(named after its inventor THOMAS NEWCOMMEN) This was a pump that pumped the water out of coalmines allowing deeper more productive mines to be worked by more people. [This in turn had effects on the production of iron] In the early 1700s iron was produced by burning vast quantities of wood. The production techniques were crude. Technology had already provided machines like the newcommen engine; this pumping device allowed ABRAHAM DARBY II to fill a millpond to power a water wheel for a blast furnace. This enabled the production of better quality pig iron.
One of the most important inventions was the Steam Engine. The Steam Engine was initially created by Thomas Newcomen, but his invention was very clumsy and didn’t have a practical purpose (mantoux 225). However, James Watt managed to create a more efficient device, by creating rotary motion from inserting a crank and a flywheel (Claire 12-15). James Watt... ... middle of paper ... ...he workplace gave rise to a new day and age. Without these necessary hardships then some might say we would be stuck in a world that wouldn’t know how to produce.
Before the creation of machinery children and adults did most of the work in order to have the products needed for civilized life. The Industrial Revolution was a gradual movement but it was still a radical change from the old way of producing goods. The Industrial Revolution became more powerful each year as new inventions were added into factories. The efficiency of production increased as these machines increased the speed of production. The Industrial Revolution started early in the 1800s in Europe but began late in the middle of the 1800s in America (Daniels & Hyslop pg 271).
Also Englands biggest need for better transportations was’t because of military needs, but for commersial needs. 1820-1830 was the years of the most successful railroads. The canals that were built, were pariculary in north England. Farm owners and industry owners made canals from waterdrains. The canals gave excellent transport possibilities, and could often halften the costs 4.5 Industrial revolution in the world The Industrial revolution rapidly affected the whole world Because the Indusrtal revolution first appeared in west , it most often also connected to there.
He is the man who improved the textile industry in America (US History). Slater opened the first mill in the United States in 1790; the design of the mill was originally from a British model ... ... middle of paper ... ...d the factory gets to make money of what they bought. From approximately 1880 to 1920 agriculture added 2.1 million workers. Employment rate increased tremendously, because more people were need so larger quantities of products can be produced (NCBI). Even though there were rough and risky activities that many innocent people went through or had to do, the industrial revolution was the greatest to ever happen to America.
Inventions starting from the cotton gin by Eli Whitney to the Model T invented by Henry Ford, the American lives and economy changed drastically. Changing from the agrarian economy to the manufacturing and textile industries, it opened doors to most people to start a new job in a new economy. It would not have been possible to achieve the simplest tasks as we would have today if it was not for the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the Industrial Revolution was a remarkable phenomenon in America’s history.