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The industrial rev.

History, 2013

TermDefinition
The Industrial Reolution A period in time when many new inventions helped productivity, creating new jobs
Why Britan? Britain had a large population, merchants, and materials
Textiles Cloth with a high demand
Factories Buildings that produce goods, powered by running water
James Watt Invented the steam engine
Steam engine Used cole for fuel and made it possible for factories to be away from running water
The Rocket A train that went 16 mph, could transport goods and people
Benefits of the "the iron horse" Passengers and goods could be brought into different countries and areas, faster
Robert Fulton An American, built the first successful steamship
Benefits of steam powered ships Cargo and passengers could be carried long distances in large groups
Changes in farming There were many new machines to increase productivity
Cyrus McCormick An American who came up with the horse drawn reaper
John Deere An American who came up with a better, steel plow
The middle class The middle class was fairly wealthy and included people like farmers merchants and bankers
The working class The largest class comprised of people who came looking for a better job and had terrible conditions
Life in industrial cities The working-class people with a poorly built houses and has terrible living conditions while people the middle class had it better
Unions A group of workers join together to demand higher working conditions
Strike A way to demand higher working conditions where you quit your job until you get your way
Karl Marx German thinker who thought at all workers should have good treatment
Socialism Carl Marx's ideas which began to catch on in other countries
 

 



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