The Steam Machine: The Invention Of The Steam Engine

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The invention of the steam engine created many changes and introduced new technology to the people of that time. The industrial revolution was positive to the world especially in the areas of transportation. During the period from 1750 to 1850 new technology was made that helped shape the world as we know it. This included many advances to the way people travelled and how they moved goods.
George Stephenson’s invented the steam train in 1830 which made the stage coach obsolete. The steam engine was used for moving freight and other materials, as well as passengers. At the age of twenty, George Stephenson began the construction of his first locomotive. He would have had to do a lot of labour as every part of the engine had to be made by hand,
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Before the invention of the steam train, people used the power provider by animals, wind and water to farm, mill flour and transport goods and people from place to place. None of these sources of energy were as reliable or renewable as steam. The invention of the steam train helped drive the Industrial revolution, which created new jobs for people.
While this created new jobs, the invention also brought child labour, as third of the workers were boys and girls under the age of 18.
Children were often forced to work in difficult conditions for long hours. They received little pay and were harshly disciplined. There were no restrictions on the age of workers or number of hours that could be worked.
Families that were poor, were forced to send their children to work in poor conditions for equally poor pay. Although children were sent to work, their pay did little to resolve the poverty crisis in Britain's working class. Child labor was used in almost every industry during the Industrial Revolution. Children worked in gas works, nail factories, construction sites, shipyards and chimney sweeping. The use of child labor in factories revealed a social
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