James Watt

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"Father of the Industrial Revolution


  • Born January 19, 1736 in Greenock, Scotland
  • Scottish Inventor
  • Died August 25, 1819 in Birmingham, England
  • In Glasgow he opened a shop in 1757 and made mathematical instruments

The Steam Engine

  • The steam engines was for coal mines
  • The steam engine was built to pump the water out
  • The industrial revolution came about primarily because of the steam engine

Steam Engines

James Watt Biography

The Impact on the world

  • It powered factories
  • Steam engines replaced traditional energy sources
  • Set off a factory building boom
  • A new form of transportation
  • Set off a railroad building boom
  • Steamship a new form of transportation