The Industrial Revolution

Events

James Watt reinvents the steam engine

Approx. 1769

Adam Smith publishes The Wealth Of Nations

1776

The Combination Acts are put in place

Approx. 1799

The Sadler Committee reports to Parliament on child labor

1832

The Factory Act regulates child labor

1833

Samuel Morse invents telegraph

1837

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto

1848

The beginning of the Pony Express

1860