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Industrial Revolution Research Paper

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“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” - said Dwight D. Eisenhower the thirty-fourth president of the United States of America. The Industrial Revolution lasted throughout the late 18th century to the early 20th century and resulted in a renaissance of manufacturing. This revolution accounted for many new inventions and ideas to come as a result. Some of these inventions include the cotton gin and the steam engine. The creation of the railroad in Europe became the best mode of transportation during the industrial revolution. Richard Trevithick laid down the path for the modern blueprint of the locomotive engine which at first was not efficient. George Stephenson’s …show more content…

The modern version of the locomotive devised by Richard Trevithick was the first version of a steam engine being used in a locomotive. High Pressurized Steam used in the engine to punch the cylinder down ultimately rotating the wheels which make the train move. The high pressurized steam billowing out of the chimney is an image we all can correlate with the locomotive as it is still widely used throughout many places of the world. Trevithick revolutionized the way people took advantage of the railroad, by him increasing the speed of the train by instead of carrying cargo you can carry passengers. As a result of this engine, it would allow the railroad to become the best mode of transportation during the industrial …show more content…

Many companies now had the option to carry large loads and have them be delivered faster which can allow for more profit. In mid-year of 1821, the English Mail Service would decide to use the trains instead of stagecoaches. With the route being over 200 miles long the train was able to cut the time down by over 13 hours proving the point that the trains were more useful. The time it would take to travel by train as compared to stagecoach was clearly in favor of the train. The usefulness of the train easily surpassed that of the stagecoach, therefore, the railroad was the best mode of transportation in Europe. Without the railroad, the Industrial Revolution would not have been able to prosper like it

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