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The Industrial RevolutionUnit 6
Inventors & Inventions
Railroads George Stephenson invented the Steam Locomotive“The Rocket” in 1829 Increased demand for travel across the United States and created jobs for immigrants!
Steamboat Robert Fulton invented the steamboatDeveloped the first commercially successful one!
Cotton Gin Invented by Eli WhitneyIncreased the amount of cotton produced Increased materials put out by factories, such as textiles and other clothing products
Reaper Invented by Cyrus McCormick and his slave Jo AndersonFarmers could now produce more grains in a faster amount of time (higher supply and cheaper cost!)
Automobile Henry Ford (founder of the Ford Motor Company) made automobiles afFORDable for all! Model T was the first car that was mass produced (all were made alike)
Airplane The Wright brothersBuilt an airplane and were first in flight Jockey’s Ridge, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Telegraph Invented by Samuel Morse Allowed ideas to spread faster
Telephone Provided faster communication and spread of ideasCreated by Alexander Graham Bell Later established the Bell Telephone Company
Interchangeable Partsrevolutionized the manufacturing industry Developed by Eli Whitney
Small Pox and Rabies VaccinesSmallpox—Edward Jenner Rabies—Louis Pasteur
Television There have been many engineers and inventors of the television over many decades Earliest in 1926
Assembly line Created by Henry FordBrought affordable cars to Americans Allowed for even faster production
Rockefeller Leader of the oil industry Oil Tycoon
JP Morgan American financial leader during the Industrial Revolution
Thomas Edison Created the light bulbUsed electricity as a source of power and light
Bessemer Created a process that made it easier to turn iron into steelThe Bessemer Process
Vanderbilt The American railroad tycoon
Carnegie The American steel tycoon!
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