The Industrial Revolution Was A Right Place At The Right

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The Industrial Revolution was a right place at the right time opportunity. For many years and even decades Europe was in constant turmoil or war. The Industrial Revolution happened to arise from England a nation mostly at peace in comparison to the rest of Europe during the time the Industrial Revolution was happening in England. This allowed for free time and time for innovation ingenuity and inventions to happen. This time of peace within England led to prosperity and invention. During times of peace as seen many times throughout history prosperity and innovation forms to usher in turning points. The Industrial Revolution was arguably the biggest turning point in history after the Renaissance. Many things went in to creating the…show more content…
The next question is who was responsible for this invention that would make such a splash in the stagnant pool of European innovation. There are a couple men responsible for it.
The first person to mention is “Thomas Newcomen who invented a simple engine that used steam to pump water out of coalmines in1708.” With this creation it seemed as though the work needed to be done would be minimized for man and put more work on the engine and machines it ran. Well this engine worked well enough during its primitive days but wouldn’t last long before maintenance needed to be done to it since the high temperatures would cause the engine parts to overheat. While this was a problem there was a second man that expanded upon Newcomen’s invention. The man responsible for making the steam engine last longer and remain in service without as frequent of maintenance was a man by the name of James Watt (1736-1819).
The major invention from James Watt that turned the steam engine into a more efficient machine was the steam cylinder in 1765. “How he did it was that he added a second cylinder or chamber. The steam would be sucked out of the piston chamber and into the new cylinder, cool off, condense, and thus form a vacuum that used atmospheric pressure to move the piston. Meanwhile, the cylinder with the moving piston remained hot as another injection of steam entered.” With this invention the steam engine could be ran
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