The Industrial Revolution transcribed us from painstakingly slow method to a fast and more efficient mode of transportation. Before the 1750's we walked and rode horse drawn carriages, both of which created no pollution that would lead to problems later on in life.
With the need for more efficient and faster transportation, James Watt invented and manufactured the first steam engine. The steam engine ran entirely on steam, hence the name, and became the first public transportation unit that went at a relatively high speed. As the years progressed, the steam engine and also ships were furthermore improved and then came the internal combustion engine. With the wide use of oil and gasoline, people realized that a new era was upon them. Cars soon began to spring up, automobiles that didn't require the high maintenance of a horse, the speed of a sloth or the crowded public transit lines. Cars in itself revolutionized England and soon everyone had one. With this new mode of transportation, pollution rose to new heights and continues to rise, even to this day. A newer and more widespread mode of transportation was being born. The Wright brothers completed the first successful airplane flight at Kitty Hawk. A new industry had been born.Back to Top
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