The Industrial Revolution . Kenzie Eklund . Hour 4
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. During the Industrial Revolution, there were numerous counts of new inventions and evolution of older machines to broaden the spectrum of everyday machines and simplify the work humans had to put into everyday necessities. One of the largest advancements was the invention of the flying shuttle, which nearly doubled the production a weaver had. Also the invention of the ‘spinning jenny’ was very helpful in the cotton business allowing the amount of finished cotton to increase dramatically. In order to power all of these new and improved machines the water wheel wasn't going to cut it, and thats when the steam engine came in powering a lot of the new machines, keeping businesses running. With all the new material being made at such a fast rate compared to the past, there was more and more items to ship out to the colonies between Britain and the new steamboat allowed that to happen. The steamboat was a transportation device that would change the way and speed that goods were shipped out, allowing more goods to leave at a time and the rate in which they were received and sent. The industrial revolution allowed so many opportunities because of the increasing advancements that took place.