The Invention Of Telegraph During The Industrial Revolution

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There were some great changes that came about during the industrial revolution times, as population increased/ grew and people starting moving to form cities, this increased the demand for products, not only did it bring changes in the world of communication and how we traveled, it also brought changes in our overall quality of life, and these changes helped the society to move from an agrarian to primary industrial. The changes helped fixed many inefficiencies that existed and limited production, an example would be the power loom which moved textiles from cottage to industries. Another example would be the invention of telegraph which greatly impacted communication, thanks to the telegraph, people didn 't have to wait days and sometimes even weeks to hear important news or events because the traveling of important events were no longer limited by time. A third example would be the steamboat and railroads, before the industrial revolution took place, everything moved at a slow glacial pace due to time lag in almost everything. Letters and information took weeks and sometimes even months and it took several months to send a package or goods across the country. Robert Fulton’s steamboat revolutionized traveling and trading by making it easier and efficient, according to the book by ‘1840, the transport of Irish cattle and dairy products to England alone fully engaged eighty steamships’. (Merriman p.523) the steamboat was also able to half the journey going from liverpool to Boston. The steamboat coupled with industrial revolution changed the traditional way of farming life, also the steamboats helped to increase the variety of goods available to local markets. Farmers were able to sell their surplus crops to other locations wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ities and revolved their daily lives and existence around farming, for the average person, life was difficult as incomes were little and diseases were common. According to Deanne, “Had domestic agriculture not been able to supply the extra food, raw materials and surplus labour to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and urbanizing population, it is hardly likely that British industrialization would have developed the momentum that it did in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries” (Deanne, p 28). Europe population increased by 43 percent in the 18th century which means had agricultural production not had expanded, it would not have been able to sustain the rise in population. The new technologies of the industrial revolution was able to help farmers develop methods to feed their livestock in the winter time, which made fresh food available all year long.

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