MDS Messenger Volume 13, Issue 22 - Page 10

Early Child Rosh Chodesh Adar Celebration

by Messenger Staff

The American Industrial Revolution began in 1850 and lasted until 1920. Grade 5 explored the many machines that changed the United States from farming to a city environment. People moved their

homes from sprawling farms to cramped apartments in large busy cities. With the move to the cities, men and women worked on machines in the textile industry, car factories and in other crowded, dirty

factories, producing all kinds of machines and making our lives better and easier.

The introduction of the railroad, car and airplane changed transportation. The sewing machine allowed us to make clothing and bedding in bulk and changed the manufacturing process from a cottage industry to large companies. The invention of the telephone, typewriter and telegraph allowed us to communicate to many rather than just a few.

We have benefitted greatly from the many inventions that were created, whether for work or play, and enjoy many of the results.

Today we are in a new era of technology and look forward to what the future will bring.

Inventions from the Industrial Revolution

by Ellen Korn, ekorn@mdsweb.org