inventions of the 1700-1837

  • spinning jenny

    It was invented by james hargreaves. This invention was used to weave clothe together to make clothing, etc.
    It increased clothing production & the need for cotton.
  • steam engine

    invented by james watt.
    engine powered by steam from boiling water.
    used in boatsand trains for transportation.
    ised in the mills power looms (mills could be built anywhere now)
  • thresher

    invented by andrew meikle.
    seperate grains from stalk.
    increased productionin the agricultural indusrty & farming trade.
  • factory system

    samuel slater secretly brought the ideas to america.
    hundreds of people work in one place manufacturing products.
    people move to city, work by the clock, and earn a wage.
  • cotton gin

    invented by eli whitney.
    seperated seeds from cotton.
    incresed demand for cotton, which increased demand for slaves.
  • iterchangeable parts

    invented by eli whitney.
    replacement pieces of the exact specifications.
    parts that are exactly alike.
    production came faster.
    repairs easier & cheaper.
    decreased need for skilled labor.
  • steam boat

    invented by robert fulton.
    boats powered by steam engines rather than water wheels.
    transportation became easier & faster and cities such as st. louis developed.
    aided in the westward expansion.
  • national road

    proposed by albert gallitin.
    road built from marylan to virginia.
    easier route to the appalchian mountains.
    allowed people to move about the country easier and aided with settlement of new areas.
  • erie canal

    proposed by john calhoun.
    waterway that linked NY with buffalo.
    opened up ohio for transportationof farm products & developement.
    westward expansion made easier.
  • mechanical reaper

    invented by cyrus mc-cormick.
    cut ripe grains (oats, barley, or wheat)
    made production easier.
  • steel plow

    invented by john deere.
    steel plow did not break or dull in the hard, clay, rocky soil.
    increased production and settlers expanded west.
  • telegraph

    invented by samuel morse.
    device used to send messages.
    improved communication by making it faster.
    connected regions of the country together.