Spinning JennyInventor: James Hargreaves
Description: Machenes used to weave cloth together to make clothing.
Importance: Increased clothing production and the need for cotton.
Steam EngineInventor: James Watt
Description: Engine powered by steam from boiling water.
Importance: Used in boats and trains for transportation, and mills to power looms.
ThresherInventor: Andrew Meikle
Description: Seperates grains from the stalk.
Importance: Increased production in agricultural industry & farming trade.
Factory systemInventor: Samuel Slater
Description: Hundreds of people work in one place manufacturing products.
Importance: People move to the city, work by the clock, and earn a wage.
Cotton GinInventor: Eli Whitney
Description: Seperated seeds from cotton.
Importance: Increased the demand for cotton, which increased the demand for slaves.
Interchangeable PartsInventor: Eli Whitney
Description: Replacement of exact specifications. Parts that are exactly alike.
Importance: Production became faster. Repairs became easier & cheeper. And there was a decreased need for skilled labor.
SteamboatInventor: Robert Fulton
Description: Boats powered by steam engines, rather than water wheels.
Importance: Transportation became easier & faster and cities such as St. Louis developed. Aided in Westward expansion.
National RaadInventor: Albert Gallatin
Description: Road built from Maryland to Illinois
Importance: Easier route through the Appalachian Mountains
Erie CanalInventor: John Calhoun
Description: Waterway linked New York City with Buffalo.
Importance: Opened up Ohio for transportation of farm products and development. Westward expansion was made easier.
Mechanical ReaperInventor: Cyrus McCormick
Description: Cut ripe grains.
Importance: Made production /24/ times faster.
Steel PlowInventor: John Deere
Description: Did not break or dull in the hard, clay soil.
Importance: Increased production and settlers expanded west.
TelegraphInventor: Samuel Moorse
Description: Improved communication, making it faster.
Importance: Connected the regions of the country together.