Spinning Jenny-Invented by James Hargreaves
-Used to weave cloth together to make clothing.
-Increased clothing production and the need for cotton.
Steam Engine-Invented by James Watt.
-Engine powered by steam from boiling water.
-Used in boats and trains for transportation.
-Used in mills to power looms.
Thresher-Invented by Andrew Meikle.
-Separates grains from the stalk.
-Increased production in agricultural industry and farming trade.
Factory System-Samuel Slater secretly brought the ideas to America.
-Hundreds of people work in one place manufacturing products.
-People move to the city, work by the clock, and earn a wage.
Cotton Gin-Invented by Eli Whitney.
-Separates seed from cotton.
-Increased demand for cotton, which increased demand for slaves.
Interchangeable Parts-Invented by Eli Whitney.
-Replacement pieces of exact specifications. Parts that are exactly alike.
-Production became faster.
-Repairs easier and cheaper.
-Decreased need for skilled labor.
Steamboat-Invented by Robert Fulton.
-Boats powered by steam engines rather than water wheels.
-Transportation became easier and cities such as St. Louis developed. Aided in westward expansion.
National Road-Proposed by Robert Gallatin.
-Road built from Maryland to Virginia.
-Easier route through the Appalachian 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 city with Buffalo.
-Opened up Ohio for transportation of farm products and development.
-Westwar expansion made easier.
Mechanical Reaper-Invented by Cyrus McCormick.
-Cut ripe grains.
-Made production 24 times faster.
Steel Plow-Invented by John Deere.
-Steel plow did not break or dull in the hard clay or rocky soil.
-Increased production and seddlers expanded west.
Telegraph-Invented by Samuel Morse.
-Device used to send messages.
-Improved communications by making it faster.
-Connected regions of the county together.