Presentation on theme: "New Technology. Cotton Gin Inventor: Eli Whitney Description: An engine that removed seeds from cotton fibers Impact on Society: Increased the production."— Presentation transcript:
Cotton Gin Inventor: Eli Whitney Description: An engine that removed seeds from cotton fibers Impact on Society: Increased the production of cotton and increased the need for slave labor to cultivate and pick the cotton.
Reaper Inventor: Jo Anderson and Cyrus McCormick Entrepreneur: Cyrus McCormick Description: A mechanical reaper that harvests grain. Impact on Society: Increased the productivity of the American farmer
Steam Locomotive Inventor: Peter Cooper Description: A train with better pulling power than a horse. Impact on Society: Railroads made it faster and cheaper to move heavy loads of raw materials and manufactured goods to all regions of the United States.
Steamboat Entrepreneur: Robert Fulton Description: A boat with a steam engine for river travel. Impact on Society: Provided faster river transportation. Connected southern plantations to Northern industries and the Western Territories.