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					           Movers & Shakers:
Inventions during the Industrial Revolution
         How does technology improve
               people’s lives?
TEXTILE INDUSTRY
   John Kay - Flying Shuttle (1733)
   James Hargreaves – Spinning Jenny (1764)
   Eli Whitney – Cotton Gin (1794)
   IM Singer – Sewing Machine (1851)
     Impact – Quicker, cheaper,
    improved textile industry
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
 James Watt                             Henry Bessemer
    Improved   Steam Engine (1784)        Steel   production (1855)
 Impact - Faster, more               Impact – easier, faster to
reliable engine                       make steel
EVERYDAY LIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
 Thomas Edison
                               George Eastman
    Light Bulb (1879)
                                  Roll Film/Camera (1888)
    Phonograph (1878)
                                Impact – Able to easily take
    Motion Pictures (1888)
                               pictures (photographs)
 Impact – Reliable source of
light, mass entertainment
COMMUNICATION
 Alexander Graham Bell                   Guglielmo Marconi
    Telephone   (1876)                    Radio   (1902)
  Impact - transmit sound over long    Impact - Provided wireless
distances, improves communication      communication
TRANSPORTATION
 The Wright Brothers
                                    Henry Ford
                                      Automobile Assembly Line &
    The Airplane (1903)
                                      the Model T (1908)
 Impact - Improved mobility &
started aircraft industry         Impact - Assembly line
                                 production made cars affordable
IMPROVING HEALTH
  Louis Pasteur                      Joseph Lister
    Pasteurization (1862)            Antiseptics (1867)
 Impact - Reduced infection,    Impact - Higher survival rate in
preserved food                  surgery
EDUCATIONAL IDEAS
 Pavlov & Freud                        Charles Darwin
                                          Theory of Evolution (1859)
   Studies in Psychology (1800s)
 Impact – better understanding of   Impact – controversy, conflicts
how mind works                       with religious teachings
Other Inventions/Ideas
   Alessandro Volta (Battery)
   Samuel Morse (Telegraph Communication)
   Cyrus Field (Transatlantic Cable)
   Robert Fulton (Steamboat)
   Joseph Cugnot/Karl Benz (Automobile)
   Gregor Mendel (Genetic Laws)
   John Dalton (Atom Theory)
   Pierre & Marie Currie (Radioactivity)

				
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