inventions that shaped the usa

  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    *James Hargreaves
    *Used to weave clothe together to make clothing,etc.
    *Increased clothing production & nedd for cotton
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    *James Watt
    *Engine powerd by steam from boiling water
    *Used in boats and trains for transportation
    *Used in mills to power looms
  • Thresher

    Thresher
    *Andrew Meikle
    *Seperates grains from the stalk
    *Increased production in agricultural industry & farming trade
  • Factory System

    Factory System
    *Samuel Slater
    *Hundred people working in one place manufacturing products
    *People move to city, work by the clock, and earn a wage
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
  • Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable Parts
    *Eli Whitney
    *Replacable pieces of exact specifications. parts that are exactly alike
    *Production became faster
    *Repairs easier & cheaper
    *Decreased need for skilled labor
  • Steamboat

    Steamboat
    *Robert Fulton
    *Boats powerd by steam engines rather than water wheels
    *Transportation became much easier and faster throughout the city
    *Aided in western expansion
  • National road 1

    National road 1
    *Albert Gallatin
    *Road built from Maryland to Virginia
    *Easier route to Appalachian Mountains
    *Allowed people to move throughout the country a lot easier and aided with settlement in new areas
  • Erie Canal

    *John Calhoun
    *Waterway that linked NY city with Buffalo
    *Opend up Ohio for transportation of farm productions & development
    *Westward expansion made easier
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    *invented by Cyrus Mc
    cormick
    *Cut ripe grains
    *Made production 24 times faster
  • Steel plow

    Steel plow
    *Invinted by John Deere
    *Did not break or dull in the hard, clay, rocky soil
    *Increased Production and settlers expand west
  • Telegraph

    Telegraph
    *Invented by Samuel Morse
    *Deviced used to send messages
    *Improved communication by making it faster
    *Connected regions of the country