The Industrial Revolution
By Erik Brown
The industrial revolution was a time when machines took the place of humans and mindsets started changing, people worked in factories, and new inventions helped mankind, People left their homes in the country to live in the big cities for work. New ideas were thought of and people communicated more. Side affects were that poverty increased and hygiene decreased in cities such as London. A good example of the inventions is the spinning wheel shown here.
There were many inventions and inventors which helped the world. Some examples are shown below.
Henry Ford created the car which transported people to new places faster.
Edward Somerset invented the steam engine, which powered many machines.
James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny, which made more thread for clothing.
The assembly line was a widely used conveyor belt that could make things much faster by making each worker do one thing only. For example, to make a car one man would attach the roof, another, the door and so on. Henry Ford could use this device to make a car which took experts a day... in one hour!