29 November 2010

Invention of the Steam Engine - Historical Inventions and Ideas Series, Idea 7

The steam engine was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution, which erupted in England, allowing it to pull ahead of other competing countries in manufacturing and production.

No longer did everything need to be done through physical labour, when a machine could easily do it. This paved the way for important inventions, such as the steam boat, the tractor, and the train.


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