Industrial Revolution

Kambry Wood

My summary of industrial revolution

The industrial revolution fell between the 18th and 19th century. In Britian in the late 1700's people did work at home, with hand tools and simple machines. The industrial revolution was when machines took over peoples jobs and poor people lived in workhouses instead of the streets.
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Child Labor Laws

Child labor during the industrial revolution was terrible. Young children had to work in factories long hours. Two of the reasons they made children work because kids could fit in spaces that adults couldn't and they would have to pay adults more than kids. Most kids didn't know how to read or write.
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Inventors

There were many inventors with inventions during the industrial times. James Watt invented the Newcomen Steam Engine to make transportation faster. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, to help get seeds out of the cotton faster. Samuel F.B Morse invented the telegraph and Morse code to translate faster and easier, they used it in the military to tell plans secretly. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone to contact people. Henry Ford invented the automobile for easy and faster transportation. Tomas Edison invented the phonograph for a better model of the telegraph. There were a lot more but there's a few.

Assembly Lines

In some of the factories they would use assembly lines. Assembly lines were a method to make work easier. The workers stand in a line on both sides of a table. Only 2 people have the same job which is 1 step.
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