Presentation on theme: "The Industrial Revolution The Beginning. The Evolution of Power."— Presentation transcript:
The Industrial Revolution The Beginning
The Evolution of Power
Agricultural Changes n Started to enclose animals (fences) …dah! n Improved crop rotation n Jethro Tull invents the seed drill – also a 70’s Rock Band featuring the songs Freebird and Aqualung n Food supply inceases n Less need for farmers
Industrial Revolution n Changes in manufacturing methods from “hand” to machine, from home to factory Made with your own hands Made by machine Made at home Made in the factory
Where did the industrial revolution start?
It started in Great Britain!
Why did it start in Britain?
#1 Good supply of Coal and Water n Supplied the source of energy
#2 Raw materials
#3 Independent and inventive people
#4 Banking system n Reinvest profits in the bank n Bank loans money to create more companies n More jobs n More money, etc.
#5 Stable government - not hurt by war
The Inventions n John Kay - flying shuttle n James Hargreaves - Spinning Jenny
Inventors: n Richard Arkwright - Water Frame n Samuel Crompton - Spinning Mule n Edmund Cartwright - Power Loom
Steam Power / Steam Engine n Thomas Newcomen - Newcomen engine n James Watt - Improved it and gets most credit for inventing it
The Locomotive n Richard Trevithick – hauls iron with a steam locomotive n George Stephenson – designs trains to haul raw materials – “The Rocket” train from Liverpool to Manchester n Amazing speed of 24 mph!