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Inventions brought on drastic social economic and political changes during the Industrial Revolution Machines made life easierdecreased prices on goods and generally improved living conditions It created a major shift in how man thought of himself and viewed the world at large The Industrial Revolution mainly was based upon the cotton industry so most of the inventions made during that period were mainly for manufacturing and producing cotton John Kay an English weaver met the high demand for cotton products by introducing his flying shuttle an invention that could cut cotton twice as fast The scene was now set for many other inventors to revolutionize the cotton industry Another problem arose Yarn was not being fed fast enough to the weaver but in 1769 two new inventions solved the problem the spinning jenny and the water-powered frame both of which provided yarn faster Edmund Cartwright who invented the power loom combined the machines characteristics and purposes into one machine in 1800 Cleaning cotton was also a tedious and time-consuming job so in 1793 Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which could clean cotton 50 times as fast Another technology came into play in the 1750s the steam engine Now people could be transported to wherever they wanted to go in the fraction of the time Cities were able to move farther into land and grow
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