The Industrial Revolution

By: Jordyn Warren


Before the Industrial Revolution 9 out of 10 people lived in ruerl areas. Ordinary people used their hands to make the things they needed. Many people added to their income by working in a cottage industry. The spinning-jenny machine sped up the process of turning wool into thread. One person could do the work of 3,000 hand spinners. Factories were a turning point because people had to leave home to earn a living. that meant having to leave their family behind. the city populations increased rapidly. Large numbers of human lives began to be regulated by checks
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James Watt invented the steam engine to carry goods and people. It was also used for a basis for factories. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. The cotton gin was used to remove seeds from the cotton. It sped up cotton production, increased the number of slaves, and boosted the economy. Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone. it was used to talk to someone in a different place. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb which gives light using electricity. The light bulb was an affordable way to have light in a home.these inventors and their inventions we use today.


Although children had been servants and apprentices throughout most of human history, child labor reached new extremes during the Industrial Revolution. Children often worked long hours in a dangerous factory conditions for very little money. Children were useful as laborers because their size allowed them to move in small spaces in factories or mines where adults couldn't fit, children were easier to manage and control and perhaps mostly importantly, children could be paid less than adults. Child laborers often worked to help support their families, but were forced to forgo education.
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The assembly line is a manufacturing technique in which a product is carried by some by sme form