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timeline about the industrial revolution
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on Nov 16, 2010
Last updated: 11/22/10 at 05:38 AM
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Parliament allowed children to work in mines and factories
Children and women worked in factories and mines because they did not get paid as much as men for the same amount of work.
Soldiers charged a crowd of rioters and protestors, killing a dozen and injuring hundreds
Robert Fulten used Watts' steam engine to power the Clermont to go up the Hudson River at 5 Miles per Hour
George Stephenson pulled caraiges along railroads
Samuel Crompton made a device that made spinning thread even more easier than it had been with the spinning jenny.
Michael Faraday invented a generator that produced an electric current by spinning coiled wire.
Abraham Darby III. built the first ever cast iron bridge
James Watt improved the steam engine, the original invented in 1712 by Thomas Newcomen
James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny which increased production of spun cotten
In Manchester, the population numbered 17000 in 1750. By 1801 it numbered over 70000.
Abraham Darby substituted wood for coal for smelting iron, creating better and cheaper iron
Jethro Tull invented the seed drill, which deposited seeds in rows rather than scattering them wastefully over the land.
Jon Wesley founded the methodist Chirch and brought it to cities
Roads were built that feed the people who chose to travel on them
Lord Charles Townshend urged farmers to plant turnips in thier crop to renew soil for crop rotation. He earned the nickname "Turnip Townshend"
Fertilizer from livestock renewed the soil for farmers
dikes were built by Dutch farmers to reclaim land from the sea
Rich landowners pushed ahead with enclosure, the process of taking over and fencing off land formerely shared by peasent farmers.
Farmers began to use crop rotation
John Kay invented the flying shuttle sped up weaving