Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The steamboat craze happened during the turnpike craze. One day in , the little ship churned steadily from New York City up the Hudson River toward Albany which was miles in 32 hours. The success was amazing. People could now defy wind, waves, tides, and downstream currents.
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The Steam Engine The industrial revolution was a period in history that brought about numerous mechanical advances that allowed the use of much less manual labor. One of those mechanical advances was steam power. Steam power was not a new concept to the people of the world; in fact, steam power dates all the way back to Alexander the Great in the first century, where he designed a steam powered spinning sphere called an Aeolipile. Richard Trevithick , built the first steam-powered locomotive that hauled seventy individuals and ten tons of ore at five miles per hour.
The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century was a primary factor in the major transformation of the economic, intellectual, social, and political realms in the western area of Europe. This era is also known as the Age of Enlightenment due to the broad implementation of the previous centurys ideas. Manufactured goods made their way from […]. One of the five innovations, mass production through the division of labor, changed traditional industries forcing workers to grow a stronger work ethic, but took home lesser pay due to fewer skills required.
This increase in population not only pressured companies to become more competitive which increased the job number but also meant that more buyers were around. An increased number of buyers translates to an increased need for product availability, which then circles back to the need for more laborers. Although the increased number of jobs in urban areas were an important and notable side effect of industrialization, the improved transportation and increase in inventions and…. As more factories were being made and more job opportunities were available, it meant that the production rate of items would also increase.