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. Trains were a major improvement in reducing the time needed to reach a certain point or destination, and helped to bring a new type of transportation that was not only fast but efficient as well. The clock helped people to adapt to the new change and ease them in the process of getting comfortable with work from that point on.
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. Once steam power was established in industry, factories could be found almost anywhere.
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. Then, again they could supply the demand, they had to keep trying to make them faster.
This included the iron and textile industries. 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. According to one of the most important figures in the chemical industry during the industrial revolution James Muspratt, the fumes given off from the process were so dense that the visibility in the area was less than ninety meters. [Reference, lecture
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.
Americans from New York to San Francisco need to travel by boat, the shortest time to six months. 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.
To do this, they would need more workers to plant, harvest, and care for the plants. 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.
Some of the inventions include the steam engine, light bulb, and telephone. 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.” These railroads, however, were expensive and needed many willing workers and finances to keep it going.
Before the Industrial Revolution, the creation of clothing was a time consuming and expensive process. 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.