The Clock’s Impact The invention of the clock helped to bring a massive change not only in America but other countries around the world. However, it was not until the Industrial Revolution that they began to receive popularity due to its efficiency in being able to tell when the steam train would arrive. In class, we talked about the influence trains had on time and how it impacted people to direct their schedule according to the change in time rather than looking up to the sun.
The Industrial Revolution was an increase in machinery that helped to produce goods within the textile industry. It started in England in the 1700’s. Beginning in the middle of the eighteenth century, machines did this and other jobs as well. It also greatly improved farming methods. The Industrial Revolution began because England is abundant in natural resources, people left to that area for jobs, and inventions made it easier to perform those jobs.
The world was already getting industrialised before the steam engine was introduced, but without it, the progress would not have happened so quickly. At that time, many things changed for industry, on thing was the location of those. Before the advent of steam power, factories had to be near rivers. These provided the power.
One of the most amazing machines that was created during the Industrial Revolution is The Spinning Jenny. It was made because of Blackburn Greys, That was a linen cloth that was usually shipped to London. When people started to love them, they had trouble keeping up with the demand. So they made the Flying Shuttle, It made them twice as fast as before.
An example of an invention was the steam engine which used steam to generate power. The Industrial Revolution also increased the quality of life and standard of living for some people as it increased the volume and variety of goods, as well as increased availability due to new machinery. Even though the Industrial Revolution had a positive impact on some of the people that were around
The chemicals used in the textile, glass, medicine and many other industies meant that products could be manufactured on a much larger scale, greater than ever before thought possible. Not only was the scale much bigger, the materials were less expensive, this meant that the public had access to products once much too expensive to purchase, different coloured clothing for example, and medicines. There was however one major downside to the use of these chemicals on such a large scale, pollution. This was a huge problem in the mid nineteenth century, especially in densely populated cities. The air pollution generated by the Leblanc process began to concern many of the people who had to live in the presence of the big industrial factories responsible for emitting the unwanted fumes.
Railroads played a huge role in the Industrial revolution, such as transporting goods or people (Corrick, 65). Being able to get necessities and humans across a large area of land was very crucial. It allowed needed goods to get from one location to another very fast. It also gave people a faster way to get to areas that needed new workers (Peterson,1). Locomotives also played a role in the Industrial Revolution.
It did not only impact economic development but also it made the government more difficult to control the country. The development of this transcontinental route provided a vein that could carry information, people, and goods across the whole mainland. The subsequent railroads that were built only paid tribute to this stately merits and achievements that changed the course of American history. Though the age of exploration and the wagon trains was over, the central railroad embodied the American spirit of the United States, which has made American overcome many difficulties on the way. The Central Pacific railroad finally united the two estranged regions of this land and finally united the United
This led to the Southern economy depending on both the cotton and African Americans who were enslaved to farm it. On the other hand, the North did not have the geography in which farming could support the economy. Instead it had many rivers and streams. So, the Northerners depended on factories. It was in these factories that the cotton from the South could be developed.
One invention that had the most impact was the steam engine. John Fitch developed the first steam engine, but it was much to slow to use. James Watt was credited with the first actual steam engine that was of use for everyday travel. After the invention, canals were built for easier access.
There have been steam engine trains trailing the United States in the early 1800’s. Many of the early ones ran only a few dozen miles. When the railways ran longer distances, the cost to build and later ride them were be extremely high. However, long distances were what Minnesota needed to keep up with the competitive and growing nation around it. “Construction began on the first track in 1861 in St. Paul and was completed in 1862.”
In order for quality clothing to be created, it had to be done by a tailor, which in itself was costly. On top of that, the creation and obtaining of fabrics was significantly more expensive than actually creating the garments. Because of this, most people could not afford
The railroads of America took many years to advance into what it is now. The process was fundamental to the growth of America. They began somewhere around the 1820’s and grew as the country did. Many different people throughout America were allowed to live successful lives thanks to the effect that the railroads had on their lives. The Railroads throughout America has allowed her to grow and prosper throughout the industrial Revelation.
Horses and wagons were used prior to the revolution of transportation in America. In the late 18th century, while Americans were slowly moving west, transportation was important and at the time very risky. Westward expansion was not only difficult because of the use of horses and wagons and the demands that were needed to maintain them, but because of the duration of time that it took to travel across the land. The Transportation Revolution of the 19th century didn’t have an impact on society because Americans already had other forms of transportation. However it put an end dramatically to the isolation of western lands and encouraged the growth of commercial economy.
Even though the railroad existed before the great division between the north and the south and it mainly contributed in providing goods for both sides, the invention of the railroad greatly contributed to the civil war. The first railroad created in the US was in 1827 and their major role was to transport goods from the North to the South and back. As slaves became more abundant in the South and less present in the North a war began on the idea of slavery. The railroad caused this Civil War by bringing goods to only one side and keeping their advantage. It went from having different point of views to all out battles that started with starvation and isolation, but led to death and separation.