Inventions During The Industrial Revolution

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The industrial revolution was a time of change for the vast majority of the world. During this time the lives of people in europe changed for the greater good. Industrialization was good for the lives of people who experienced it by the jobs, the inventions that made life easier, and the improved health care. The industrial Revolution improved the lives of people. Industrialization created many jobs in factories, children working in factories could now get an education, and people could buy their own houses and be independent. In 1844 Mr. T Ashton employed 1500 people in his factory, he also built 300 homes for his workers which he lets workers rent for 75 cents a week (excerpt from Manchester in 1844 written by Leon Faucher) This shows…show more content…
One invention is the steam engine. Trains that used the steam engine made the transportation of goods more efficient. “The great breakthrough was the coal-fired steam engine, which provided an inanimate and almost limitless source of power beyond that of wind, water, or muscle and could be used to drive any number of machines as well as locomotives and oceangoing ships” (Strayer, 830). This proves that steam engines could carry vast amounts of goods which could be distributed to many people. Another invention during the industrial revolution was canned food. The purpose of canned food was to keep food fresh for long periods of time. The invention of canned food was created by Nicolas Appert in response to a government request to find a method to stop food from spoiling (Britannica). Canned food kept food fresh and could be sold to factory workers in large amounts. The tire was also an important invention that was used on bicycles. “ In 1817 the two wheeled rider propelled machine...was the draisienne invented by Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun of Germa” (Britannica) Bicycles helped people get around faster and made life better. All of these inventions resulted in a better…show more content…
Hospitals were built during the industrial revolution which improved people's lives by maintaining a healthy body, and improved life. “Hospitals in 1724 and the London hospital. Between 1738 and 1787 outside London hospitals were established in 18 cities (Britannica). This shows that during the industrial revolution hospitals were being built in many cities which proves that healthcare was provided and improved during the industrial revolution. Another positive thing is that vaccines for diseases were being created. Edward Jenner an english physician created the vaccine for smallpox. In 1769 Jenner cured an infant who had smallpox (Britannica) This shows that major diseases could now be treated with vaccines making people's lives better. When new vaccines were being created and healthier food was invented the infant mortality rate was a concern. But these new vaccines and food helped the infant mortality rate decrease from the 1700’s to the 1800’s (Britannica). As a result of healthcare being improved people could live a better life free from diseases and could be
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