The Contributions Of The Steam Engine And The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution refers to the point in time between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries where changes occurred economically, technologically, socially and culturally. The Industrial Revolution was based around using machines to do the same work that people, animals, and naturally occurring objects were used for. During this time, many practical and useful machines were invented, the steam engine, for example.
The steam engine played a major part in society as stated by Lawrence Joseph Henderson (1878-1942) "Science owes more to the steam engine than the steam engine owes to science."
The steam engine was advanced by James Watt in 1763. The invention of the steam engine shaped
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It sent important news quickly and improved the economy. Although it improved society, the telegraph led owners of businesses based around telegraphs expand their businesses. This was to the point that they were run by factories causing poor conditions and higher pollution.

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During the Industrial Revolution a number of factories began to open and operate. In this same period of time there was a boost in the population. For factory owners to earn a higher amount of money they started to hire children who were younger and did not need to be paid as high of an amount as adults. This then led to less adults being hired and more children getting jobs, so parents would send their children to work in factories to support the entirety of the household. The fact that children had the weight of supporting their family on their shoulders caused a strain and made children feel as though they needed to work and earn money. These everyday stresses for a grown man were put on young children, as well as poor working
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It has influenced the technological aspect of the world, this it to do with machinery and completing tasks faster and more efficiently, and also the geographical aspect that is about polluting the air and environment. The industrial revolution brought about a new concept that was about having machines do the same work that people or animals had been doing in the past. If it weren 't for the industrial revolution, a range of machinery that is used in everyday life now would not exist. On the other hand, the invention of the steam engine caused a large consumption in fossil fuels and produced a mass of pollution, which is negatively impacting us. The industrial revolution had a much larger positive impact on society, because if it weren 't for this period in time, we would likely not have trains, cars and sewing machines until much

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