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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial RevolutionUnit 6

Inventors &Inventions

RailroadsGeorge Stephenson invented the Steam LocomotiveThe Rocket in 1829Increased demand for travel across the United States and created jobs for immigrants!

SteamboatRobert Fulton invented the steamboatDeveloped the first commercially successful one!

Cotton GinInvented by Eli WhitneyIncreased the amount of cotton producedIncreased materials put out by factories, such as textiles and other clothing products

ReaperInvented by Cyrus McCormick and his slave Jo AndersonFarmers could now produce more grains in a faster amount of time (higher supply and cheaper cost!)

AutomobileHenry 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)

AirplaneThe Wright brothersBuilt an airplane and were first in flightJockeys Ridge, Outer Banks, North Carolina

TelegraphInvented by Samuel MorseAllowed ideas to spread faster

TelephoneProvided faster communication and spread of ideasCreated by Alexander Graham BellLater established the Bell Telephone Company

Interchangeable Partsrevolutionized the manufacturing industryDeveloped by Eli Whitney

Small Pox and Rabies VaccinesSmallpoxEdward JennerRabiesLouis Pasteur

TelevisionThere have been many engineers and inventors of the television over many decadesEarliest in 1926

Assembly lineCreated by Henry FordBrought affordable cars to AmericansAllowed for even faster production

RockefellerLeader of the oil industryOil Tycoon

JP MorganAmerican financial leader during the Industrial Revolution

Thomas EdisonCreated the light bulbUsed electricity as a source of power and light

BessemerCreated a process that made it easier to turn iron into steelThe Bessemer Process

VanderbiltThe American railroad tycoon

CarnegieThe American steel tycoon!

Laissez-FaireDescribes the economic policies of America in which the government did not interfere with business during the Industrial Revolution