The British Industrial Revolution (1760 – 1860) was the first Industrial Revolution. James Watt invented the Steam Engine but before the steam Engine James Hargreaves developed the spinning Jenny and that’s where it all started. Slowly people invented new inventions or developed the old machines. The Steam Engine is the greatest invention in the first Industrial Revolution because people could now transport coal fast than ever before. It is said that the Industrial Revolution started with the Steam Engine even though the spinning jenny was the first invention. After the British Industrial Revolution started the American Industrial Revolution.