The Industrial Revolution was a fast pace era in American history. It brought with it new technology, such as, the steam machine, water wheels, sewing machines, telephones, and the diesel engine. These are all prime examples of the many innovations that came with the Industrial Revolution. Water wheels were originally used to run wool, and cotton mills, but soon moved to steam engines. Steam engines were better than water wheels because they didn't depend on a river's water flow, but had a tendency to explode. The steam pressure would build up in the machine and explode. These mills made making clothes much faster and . Many mill owners didn't particularly care about the working conditions, they care about production more. Children and women worked in the mills more than men. There are many more different innovative inventions in the Industrial Revolution that made life a little bit better.