The Invention Of The Industrial Revolution

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There are moments that define history and there are moments that redefine history. The Industrial Revolution was the great turning point in United States history. Never before in history had a period of growth been so great and so full of powerful sustaining change. As Nobel Prize Winner Robert E. Lucas, Jr. so aptly stated, "For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth.... Nothing remotely like this economic behavior has happened before." The Industrial Revolution was time period from the 18th to 19th century where there were major changes in transport, technology, agriculture, and more. First starting in Great Britain, and eventually moving towards the United States. Before the Revolution happened, the United States had most people living on farms and there were small villages with hardly any manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in everyone 's life because income increased as well as population. This time period molded society into what is seen as today. Nearly every advance in technology can find its roots in the Industrial Revolution. And not merely that, the whole setup of our society was originally molded by the advances that came from that time. No period again would change history as much as did the Industrial Revolution. There first came signs of the revolution in the early 1700s when the stationary steam engine was introduced by Thomas Newcomen. This
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