Major Inventions of the First Industrial Revolution

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Major Inventions of the First Industrial Revolution

Post  Joshua T on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:32 pm

The First Industrial Revolution was a turning point in history. The First Industrial Revolution was more about Coal, Iron, Textiles, and Railroads.
-Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine.
-James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny.
-Edmund Cartwright in 1789 made it possible for the weaving of cloth to catch up with the spinning of thread.
-The steam engine was improved in the 1760s by James Watt, a Scottish engineer.  
-The textile industry shot through the roof.
-Railroad were built out of iron across the country to make transportation easier.
-Coal was used to burn and create energy for engines.

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Re: Major Inventions of the First Industrial Revolution

Post  Mira W. on Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:41 pm

It must have been amazing to be one to invent something that changed the world forever. Imagine realizing that burning coal could be used to power anything! Makes me want to invent something. Smile The downside is that burning coal is detrimental to the environment. Plus, while these inventions of the Industrial Revolution helped modernize Britain - and the rest of the world - such machines replaced workers and created mass unemployment.
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