THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TIMELINE
From the Timeline below, fill the dates in the blanks.
The invention of photography or the phonograph ______________
The invention of the light bulb or the motion picture camera _____________
The invention of the telegraph or the power loom _______________
The invention of the cotton gin or the steam engine _____________
5. The invention of the telephone or the first motor-driven airplane _____________
first commercial steam engine is produced.
flying shuttle for handlooms is invented.
first spinning machine is patented in England.
first textile mills were built in England.
spinning jenny and water frame are invented for spinning
Watt invents a condenser for a steam engine.
first steam-powered carriage is invented.
first cast iron bridge is built in England.
boring machine is invented for making cylinders for steam
Watt perfects the steam engine. The outbreak of the
War for Independence.
spinning mule is perfected.
threshing machine is invented.
first steam engine is used to power a loom.
steamboat is launched on the Delaware River.
Slater installs copied spinning machines at his mill in
Island. George Washington is elected president of the U.S.A.
Whitney invents the cotton gin.
first telegraph is invented in Paris.
first vaccination against smallpox, by Edward Jenner in
first submarine is built by Robert Fulton in America.
Dalton introduces atomic theory to chemistry.
(unemployed cottage textile workers in England) riot
new textile machines.
Lowell opens his modern textile factory in Massachusetts,
designs for machines copied from British factories.
Stockton-to-Darlington passenger railroad line is opened in
first photographs are produced.
Babbage invents a mechanical computing machine, the
first computer. The first American steam train is in operation
Faraday demonstrates the phenomenon of electromagnetic
that is essential in making electric motors.
telegraph is invented that carries messages nearly two miles.
first efforts to propel railroad vehicles using electric batteries
attempted. Great Britain has more than 120,000 power looms in
Morse demonstrates the electric telegraph.
first electric clock is designed.
messages are sent between Baltimore and
arc lighting is used at the Paris opera.
first practical battery for storing electricity is used.
first practical internal combustion engine is used in automobiles.
completion of the first transatlantic telegraph cable.
Graham bell patents the telephone.
Edison invents the photograph.
Edison perfects the electric light bulb. A company in
Francisco, California builds the first centralized power plant for
Edison designs the first hydroelectric plant in
Wisconsin, and builds a steam powered electric generating
in New York City.
Tesla constructs an electric motor (manufactured by
Westinghouse), George Eastman perfects the "Kodak" box
Ford builds his first automobile.
camera is developed for motion pictures. Guglielmo Marconi
telegraph signals by radio.
hydroelectric plant opens at Niagara Falls, N.Y.
3600 electric utilities exist in the U.S.
Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal.
Wright brothers fly the first motor-driven airplane.
Ford mass-produces Model T-Ford automobiles on an
1918 Free and compulsory public education exists in every U.S. state.
following are important words and names
A manufacturing system in which a product
completed step-by-step by different workers.
Alexander Graham -
The inventor of the telephone.
Money or wealth used in trade, manufacturing,
An economic system in which factories and
are privately owned and operated for a profit.
Home based manufacturing, same as
A machine that removes seeds from cotton.
Thomas Alva -
American inventor of hundreds
products including the light bulb and phonograph.
A place where workers use machines to make
Founder of the Ford Motor Company, the
who created an assembly- line of workers to produce
Industrial spying to obtain secrets
Machine parts that are mass produced
identical as opposed to being hand-made and
of a kind."
combustion engine -
Engines that consume fuel
burns and explodes inside the engine to drive a piston.
engines are internal combustion engines.
A machine for weaving thread into cloth.
Important New England industrialist
Unemployed cottage textile workers that rioted
new textile machines in the early part of the
Making products on a large scale usually
The part of a population of people between
wealthy upper class and poor lower class.
Inventor of the radio.
The manufacturing system whereby
was distributed or "put out" to cottage workers to be
The man who first brought English spinning
to America in 1789.
The process of twisting fibers into thread or
A machine for spinning that did the
of 16 hand operated spinning wheels.
A machine for spinning that did the work
3000 hand-operated spinning wheels.
An external combustion engine in which
is burned to heat water and convert it into steam. The
is used to push a piston.
A spinning machine of the 1760s.
The process of turning thread or yarn into cloth
is done on a loom.
Inventor of the cotton gin.
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