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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution changed the world. Read about the people and events that changed peoples lives.

The Cotton Gin in American History
The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney on March 14, 1794. This page looks at the background, historical significance, and interesting facts about the cotton gin.

Significant Industrial Revolution Inventors
Want to know who the top ten significant American Industrial Revolution inventors were?

Overview of the Industrial Revolution
This article provides an overview of the American Industrial Revolution including important people, places, and facts associated with this important era in American History.

Industrial Revolution Inventors
A useful chart providing the inventor, invention, and date of invention for some of the most influential people of the Industrial Revolution.

Industrial Revolution Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Industrial Revolution by taking this quiz. Enjoy!

Steam Engine - Invention of the Steam Engine
James Watt invented the first reliable steam engine in 1775. Learn more about his invention and the importance of the steam engine in the industrial revolution.

Eli Whitney
A brief biographical sketch is provided for this American inventor from your About Guide to Inventors. Read about the man and his impact on the Industrial Revolution.

Effect of Railroads on the United States
Take a look at the effect that railroads had on the history and development of the United States.

Andrew Carnegie
A great timeline detailing the life of one of America's richest men. Find how Andrew Carnegie made the Industrial Revolution work for him.

Essay on the Industrial Revolution
A commentary on the Industrial Revolution. This essay provides an overview of the positives and negatives of the revolution.

Henry Ford
Read about the man that did not invent the automobile. He revolutionized the production of the automobile. Read his biography and other little known facts about this man of the Industrial Revolution.

Robert Fulton
He is often credited with the invention of the steamboat but he actually just put the design into practice. Read about this man and his effect on the Industrial Revolution.

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