Innovations/Inventions

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  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    The Steam Engine was invented by Thomas Savery circa 1698 and was later imrpoved upon by James Watt. It was originally invented in England, but later became part of the Industrial Revolution. It was important because it was key to the creation of Locomotives. Locomotives were and are still used across America and other countries, such as China.
  • Steamboat

    Steamboat
    It was invented by Robert Fulton and was later improved by John Fitch. The first official patent was given to Robert Fulton on August 26, 1791. The steamboat allowed Americans an improved system of transportation for theirselves and for goods. The issue with river currents delaying transport was finally fixed by it.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal was opened in 1825, in which it was also completed on October 26, 1825. It's principal engineer was Benjamin Wright. It is used to transport cargo and also serves as a ferry route. It is still used to this day, and is a symbol transportation progress for America.
  • Railroads

    Railroads
    Railroads were introduced in America by John Stevens and numerous other inventors. They helped ease cargo transportation, as well as public service. They are still used today as the main form of land transportation.
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    Robert McCormick invented the Mechanical Reape on June 21 1834. It was invented in Walnut Grove, Virginia. It let farmers harvest crops at a faster rate, was more effective, and was much more durable than it's predecessor. It completely revolutionized agriculture to this very day. The Mechanical reaper is still being used, and is being improved upon continuously.
  • Steel Plow

    Steel Plow
    The Steel Plow was invented by John Deere in Grand Detour, Illinois. The reason why it was invented and was so efficient and durable was because it was made to take hard soil by its steel parts. A regular wooden plow would've usually been broken by soil as hard as that by John Deere's home.His invention is still used today by farmers in order to deal with hard soil. The steel plow has been improved upon even further due to technological innovations in the field of agriculture.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Samuel Morse invented Morse Code at circa 1840 in the United States, with other inventors improving it. It was very important because it let people communicate with eachother, when there was no other faster method of communication. Morse code isn't as widespread as it was before, because of other faster forms of communication, such as texting.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraph
    Samuel Morse invented the telegraph around the year 1840 in the United States. It's main purpose was to transmit texts or symbols as oppossed to audio as a form of communication. It very important around the time it was invented as it let people quickly message each other and communicate. It's not used as much today due to the overwhelming pros of other forms of communication, such as voicecalling.
  • Vulcanized Rubber

    Vulcanized Rubber
    Charles Goodyear invented Vulcanized Rubber on June 24 1844. It was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts. It gave Americans a an advanced version of rubber, a waterproof version. people could now use Vulcanized Rubber for any liquid due to it's waterproof properties. The invention is still being used today and has been further improved by Americans and other foreign countries.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    Elias Howe invented the Sewing Machine on September 10, 1846 in New Hartford, Connecticut. His machine was able to outperform five other handsewers. His invention gave people the ability to sew at an incredible rate of speed, and is still used to this day. It is still being improved upon by countries around the globe and is widely being used.
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