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The "industrial revolution" is said to have started in which country?
The cotton gin was one of the inventions that came as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Who invented it?
Walter C. Scott
This was the name of a secret society that sought to destroy the new machines and inventions that had replaced them as workers.
A few decades before James Watt perfected the machine, another young scientist named Thomas Newcomen built a simple steam engine with a single piston engine. What were these first steam engines used for?
Engines in new steamships
Pumping water out of mine shafts
Displays of 'Magic' to children
Where did Watt first see Newcomen's invention?
While he was coal mining
During a magic show in London
At the University of Glasgow
In his mother's kitchen
In England in 1799 it became illegal for two or more factory workers to join together in order to demand better working conditions and/or higher pay. What was the name of this Act of Parliament?
In 1733 John Kay invented an improved part of the weaver's loom. What was it called?
When did the Industrial revolution take root in Russia?
c. 1890 onwards
c. 1850 onwards
c. 1930 onwards
In what year did the English achieve the 10-hour working day, at least for women and children?
The Industrial Revolution wasn't really a revolution because it didn't bring about social change on a major scale.
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