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jan 10, 1781 - James Watt invents a steam engine to drive machinery

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Short term outcomes: 1, Factories no longer had to be near rivers for water power; 2, Railroads could develop;, 3, Travel easier and quicker; 4, More profit for businesses transporting product.

Long term outcomes: 1, 12-100x increase in worker productivity; 2, Leading to eletricity;, 3, New transportation systems (trains and steamships) were widespread, increasing efficiency in travel.

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jan 10, 1781
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~ 238 years ago

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