Beginnings of Industrialization

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Life of Josiah Wegwood

1730 - 1795

John Kay develops the flying shuttle

1733

Life of Eli Whitney

1765 - 1825

James Watt patens improved steam engine

1765

Samuel Crompton develops the spinning mule

1779

Edmund Cartwright develops the power loom

1785

Eli Whitney introduces interchangeable parts to manufactoring

1797

George Stephens locomotive reaches 28 MPH

1829

Reform bill expands electoral to house of commons

1832

Factory Act restricts women and children to work in textile factories

1833

Mines Act restricts employment of women and children in mines

1842

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles publish "Manifesto of the Communist Party"

1848

Crystal Palace exhibition on London

1851

Bassemer converter developed

1856

Henry Ford introduces assembly line

1913