AP Euro Industrial Revolution People

James Hargreaves

Invented the spinning jenny

Richard Arkwright

Invented the water frame

Samuel Crompton

Invented the spinning mule

Thomas Savery and Thomas Newcomen

Invented the steam engine

James Watt

Improved Newcomen's steam engine

Richard Trevithick

Invented the steam locomotive

George Stephenson

Created the "Rocket

William Blake

Called the early factories "satanic mills" and protested against the hard life of the London poor

William Wordsworth

Lamented the destruction of the rural way of life and the pollution of the land and water


Group of workers who broke into factories and destroyed machinery