Transportation and Communication
Transportation and communication made people's lives easier.
Transportation and Communication before the Industrial Revolution
TRANSPORTATION DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
What did George Stephenson develop?
George Stephenson developed steam-powered locomotives to pull carriages along iron rails in the early 1800's.
The first commercial Steam Engine appeared in1698. Later on, improvements were made so that it could operate to the best of its abilities; therefore, be more successful. The invention of steam engines developed and improved productivity and technology. The engines could be used in water pumping, mining, farms, railways and vehicles.
Communication during the Industrial Revolution
Telegraph and later on the telephone!!
In 1837, the first electrical telegraph instrument was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone and Sir William F. Cooke in Britain. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the human voice over a wire, this came to be known as the telephone. Both of these inventions made it easier for people to communicate with others. Railroad stations also benefited because it made it possible to communicate from one station to the next. Another major function of the telegraph and telephone was to enable countries to learn of the different events that were taking place in other countries.
Transportation and communication made the people's lives much easier and more efficient.