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The Industrial Revolution

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´╗┐England Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was in the period of the 18th to the 19th century where many big changes took place in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology. The revolution originally started off in England and at that time we were the ones who led the rest of the world in to a new era of technology. At the beginning of the revolution in England in the 1750s all industries were small scale and the main one was farming. However nearer the 1900s mining for coal had significantly taken over all the other industries as we had a great supply of it here in England. England was dominating the rest of the world in design and technology so therefore we became a rich country as we exported many of our homeland goods. Between 1750 and 1900 there was a massive change in the way farming worked. ...read more.


There were two inventions that were at the core of the agricultural revolution, they were the Seed Drill and the Horse Hoe also known as the Gernhard. They were both invented by Jethro Tull (1674-1741). The seed drill was an invention that allowed seeds to be easily planted deep into the earth instead of on top where many previous planted seeds had been washed away or otherwise lost. In general it planted the seeds so deep they were not washed away. His other invention, the Horse Hoe also known as the Gernard, was another revolutionary device which allowed for much quicker efficient planting by allowing a horse to pull a plough quickly. Most products people in the industrialized nations use today are turned out quickly by the process of mass production, by people working on assembly lines using power-driven machines. The people in the medieval period had no such tools. ...read more.


He began to make it in 1813 and finished it on July the 25th 1814. It was able to haul 8 carriages of coal which was about thirty tones and it could average 4 miles per hour. The first Industrial Revolution brought steam power, factories and railways to the UK. The second revolution saw new kinds of power - electricity, new chemicals, new plastics and new drugs - particularly from recently industrialised nations like Germany and the USA. The age electricity began in 1882 when Thomas A Edison introduced electric lighting in New York City, this was later applied to all kinds of machinery, locomotives and steam trains. Technology became more complex and more diverse across the world. It is truly amazing to think only in a short space of time our world had changed so dramatically and all the technology that had been made must of been so alien to the people in that era. Furthermore some of the inventions made then are still used even to this day. By Toby Disbury Class:9J ...read more.

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