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This is a collection of resources related to the study of the Industrial Revolution and also the related research assignments.

Henry Ford Biography for Kids. Henry Fordby Hartsook Biographies >> Inventors and Scientists Occupation: Businessman and Inventor Born: July 30, 1863 in Greenfield Township, Michigan Died: April 7, 1947 in Dearborn, Michigan Best known for: Founder of the Ford Motor Company and helped develop the assembly line for mass productionBiography: Henry Ford is most famous for founding the Ford Motor Company.

Henry Ford Biography for Kids

Ford is still one of the world's largest producers of cars including brands such as Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Mazda, and Land Rover. Ford was a pioneer in manufacturing using the assembly line. This enabled his company to manufacture cars on a large scale at a cheap price. Where did Henry Ford grow up? Henry grew up in Greenfield Township, Michigan. What did Henry Ford invent? The Assembly Line - It is often stated that Henry Ford invented the assembly line. 1908 Ford Model Tby Ford Motor Company. Biography: Robert Fulton for Kids. History >> Biography Robert FultonAuthor: Unknown Occupation: Engineer and Inventor Born: November 14, 1765 in Little Britain, Pennsylvania Died: February 24, 1815 in New York, New York Best known for: Built and ran the first successful commercial steamboat.Biography: Where was Robert Fulton born?

Biography: Robert Fulton for Kids

Robert Fulton was born on a small farm in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. When he was six years old, his family lost the farm and was forced to move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where his dad worked as a tailor. As a boy, Robert loved to build things and experiment. Early Career After a few years working as an apprentice, Robert moved to Philadelphia to pursue a career as an artist. Going to Europe In 1786, Robert went to Europe to further his art career. The Submarine Fulton moved to Paris in 1797. In order to progress, Fulton needed money to build and test more submarines. The Steamboat Fulton's next idea was to build a boat that was powered by a steam engine. Biography: Eli Whitney. Biography >> Civil War >> Inventors Occupation: Inventor Born: December 8, 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts Died: January 8, 1825 in New Haven, Connecticut Best known for: Inventing the cotton gin Eli Whitney by Charles Bird King Biography: Eli Whitney changed the course of history in the southern United States with the invention of the cotton gin.

Biography: Eli Whitney

It helped many southern plantation owners become rich off their cotton crops. However, it also increased the demand for slaves. Where did Eli Whitney grow up? Eli Whitney was born on December 8, 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts to Eli and Elizabeth Whitney. Young Eli was more interested in tools and machines than farming. History: Historical Figures. 10 Major Inventors of the Industrial Revolution. 27 Industrial Revolution Inventions that Changed the World. The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid social and technological change that have shaped the world we live in today.

27 Industrial Revolution Inventions that Changed the World

It was a period of great innovation and many of the items we see today were inventions of the Industrial Revolution. History - Benjamin Franklin. History - Alexander Graham Bell. History - James Watt. The Industrial Revolution - Innovations. Agricultural Revolution The Agricultural Revolution is the name given to the drastic changes in the farming process that occurred in the 1600's onwards.

The Industrial Revolution - Innovations

The spread-out, shared farms, common under the "open-field system" of cultivation, turned into more compact, but larger, farms. The many problems associated with open fields; the overgrazing of animals, difficulty in reaching consensus for change, and single herds that had led to a spread of animal diseases and uncontrollable breeding breeding; had all become generally solved (Gernhard). Farmers had discovered a crop rotation system that allowed them to forgo leaving up to half the land unused or fallow between each planting. Animal husbandry was becoming widely used. Jethro Tull (1674 - 1741) Jethro Tull was a key player in introducing and popularizing root vegetables.

Victorian Britain. Industrial Revolution: Facts and History - Immigration: Facts and History. *The Industrial Revolution started in England around 1733 with the first cotton mill.

Industrial Revolution: Facts and History - Immigration: Facts and History

*The Industrial Revolution began in America after Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the Industrial Revolution", brought the textile factory reconstructed a cotton-spinning machine which brought the textile factory. *The Industrial Revolution began the modernization of America as Items that were once handmade in homes were now beginning to be produced in factories. *Factories in the United States need cheap labor and began employing children, some as young as the age of 6, and women. *There were many important inventors and inventions during the Industrial Revolution. *Women mostly found jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piece work shops, and coal mines during the Industrial Revolution. American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. U.S. Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword.

The Open Door Web Site : History : The Industrial Revolution : Introduction. The Industrial Revolution Introduction In our modern world, we make daily use of the products of an industrialised era.

The Open Door Web Site : History : The Industrial Revolution : Introduction

These products include a wide variety of goods manufactured for our consumption. It has not always been like this. There was a time when almost all products were hand-made and the factory system did not exist. In a little over a century, Britain went from a largely rural, agrarian population to a country of industrialized towns, factories, mines and workshops. As well as a revolution in industry, this period saw many changes and improvements in agricultural practice. History - British History in depth: Victorian Technology. The Industrial Revolution - Research - LibGuides at St. Peter Claver College.