By: Avery Cheek
The industrial revolution occurred in the last part of the 18th century It began in Great Britain. This revolution was an economic one, and it changed the way the world produced goods. During this time there were also many new advancements in technology. The assembly line was one of the biggest inventions. Henry Ford credited with this Invention. Many natural resources were being used up at an alarmed rate.
James Watt invented the Steam Engine and it was very useful for Trains. Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin which made thread from wool. Alexander Graham Bell Invented the Telephone which allowed people everywhere to talk to one another while in different areas. These inventors had a great impact on the world, The steam engine is still here today. So is the telephone but it is in a different version. The cotton gin is not here anymore. There is also a new version of it.
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 dangerous factory conditions for very little money. Children were useful as laborers because there size allowed them to move into small spaces in factories or mines where adults cant fit.
The assembly line was a great impact because everything was made faster and easier for everyone who worked for the company. We do have the assembly line today but it is a little different compared to the original assembly line. The assembly line is were one person has a specific job and passes that item to another person who does another job with it.