Was the inventor of the cotton gin and introduced the idea of mass production. The cotton gin was created to pick out seeds out of cotton. This increased the production of cotton drastically. The gin would fuel the push for textile mills that would soon come about. He had an idea of mass production. That also inspired the creation of the production line which would lead for the factorization and motorization of the world. Everything that was once considered the norm would soon change. The whole world would modernize into a mainly manufacturing world with little agriculture.
England was the first to start textile manufacturing. However, Slater started it in America. England wanted to keep the secrets of the textile manufacturing to themselves and monopolize the industry. Slater memorized how to create the textile mill. He came to Pawtucket, Rhode Island and started the first textile mill. Over the next decade the textile mill dominated the North American industry. This would lead to the modernization of man. Many people looking for jobs went to mills, and factories. Instead of working solely to only support their family. This led to little money for luxuries. Factories led to the modernization not only of technology and products but also the modernization of mankind. Now middle and lower class people did not have to hunt and grow their own food; create their own cloths; and make their own house. This is how the Industrial Revolution also led to a drastic increase in population over six billion people from the time of the industrial revolution.
Evans developed the steam powered engine that could be adapted to many different types of machinery. Which would be the main source of power along with coal for the next couple hundred years until gas would be introduced. However, Rachel Carson stated that all of these factories and burning of fossil fuels hurt the environment. The first time this idea was introduced publicly was in 1962 in her book. M. King Hubbert predicted in 1949 that fossil fuels are limited and will not last forever. In this way the Industrial Revolution led relying on fossil fuels because water power was not efficient enough. It was not efficient at least to go along with the fast expanding population of the world.
Samuel Morris did not invent the telegraph, but it can be argued he perfected it. The telegraph was a machine which transmitted electrical currents through wires. These currents would create messages that could be communicated over long distances. Morris was the first to invent a one wire telegraph. He greatly contributed to the start of modern long distance communication.