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1 James Watt Daniel Bailey 1 st Period February 2, 2011

2 James Watt Info James Watt was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Watt was raised in Greenock, Renfrewshire. James Watt was born on 19 January Died August

3 FAMILY Father-James Mother-Agnus Brother-John

4 Where did James Watt Work? While working at the Univ. of Glasgow as an instrument maker, Watt was asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine.

5 James Watt Was Famous For James Watt was famous for the invention of the steam engine!

6 How did the steam engine impact society? The steam engine was a very important factor in the industrial revolution, it provided a fast and easy transportation for people, products, and other necessities.

7 One Interesting fact about Watt When James Watt went to work fixing a steam engine in 1764, he probably had no idea how much that repair job would influence the Industrial Revolution

8 TIMELINE 1736: Born in Greenock, Scotland. 1754: Learnt the trade of mathematical-instrument making in London before returning to Glasgow, where he set up a business : Mathematical-instrument maker to the University, Glasgow : Repaired a Newcomen steam engine, which started him thinking about ways to improve the engine : Erects a range of full-size Newcomen engines in Scotland. 1767: Surveyor of Forth and Clyde canal. 1774: Started a business in Soho, near Birmingham, with Matthew Boulton to manufacture his improved Watt steam engine. 1784: Patented a steam locomotive. 1800: Retired to Heathfield Hall near Birmingham.

9 QUOTES “My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns” – James Watt

10 Citations _family html s=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF- 8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF- 8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1004&bi h=614

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