10-25-07 The Second Industrial Revolution

10-25-07 The Second Industrial Revolution - The Second...

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The Second Industrial Revolution 1. Compared to the first 1. Far more revolutionary 2. The first 1. Got down the basics 2. Did not introduce dramatically revolutionary goods and services 3. Coal and iron 3. The Second 1. Effected the whole world much more heavily 2. Much more like today – we still use things from the Second Industrial Revolution 1. Internal combustion engine 1. Used to drive automobiles 2. Used in the first airplanes 2. Telephone, microphone, gramophone 3. Telegraph: made communication much faster – days as opposed to weeks 4. Electric lamp 5. Mechanized public transportation: the tram/streetcar 6. Pneumatic tires: tires to be blown up for cars and bikes 7. Typewriter 8. Synthetic materials: rayon, nylon, artificial silks 9. The first plastics
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3. Advances 1. Fuel sources 1. Coal is still widely used 2. Electricity, oil, chemicals come into play as the biggest fuel suppliers 2. Metals 1. 1870 – New processes came about to make steel 1. Prior to, steel was almost a semi-precious metal 2. Makes possible the development of new products and the betterment of existing products 3. Large role in ship building 4. More reliable and durable
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course HIST 1020 taught by Professor Vavara during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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