The Industrial Revolution

1800-1900

Who?

The industrial revolution was the birth of technology and industry in the U.S. It benefitted many in the North who didnt have large-scale farms but had the resources to build factories. Jethro Tull was the inventor of the seed drill, a device that puts seeds into rows with precision and accuracy. James Watt improved the original steam engine and made it safe.


What?

The industrial revolution is the invention of simpler ways to do things. Innovators discovered how to do things easier and invented machines to help them accomplish these.


Importance?

This happened because people wanted to find easier ways to do tedious and hard tasks. New jobs were needed in the North to combat the South's rich agriculture.

The inventions created in this time are used still today and innovated new products for the years after. The steam engine was the first form of energy-propelled transportation, and changed how things get from one point to another.