Chapter 7 Section 2 Timeline

  • Elisha Otis

    Elisha Otis was the inventor of the braking system that is now used in elevators. This is important becasue with the elevator no longer falling off the cables, it would save many lives being lost in an elevator accident.
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes was the inventor of the first practical typewriter. The typewriter was important because being able to type a letter is much faster than writing a letter. Typing a letter was also more professional rather than a written letter.
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller was the founder of The Standard Oil Company. The Standard Oil Company was important because they turned oil into kerosene which people used to heat their homes. This company also made standard oil to make sure that its customers were getting a good quality product.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie was the founder of the American Steel Industry. This was importnant because constructors could now use the steel on buildings which made the buildings sturdy and allowed them to become taller (skyscrappers). Steel also played a huge roll in railroads and cars.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone. This was important because this opened the people of the country into the world of communication. People could now call a family member or friend instead of driving to talk to the person which was much safer.
  • Joel Tiffany

    Joel Tiffany inevnted the Tiffany Refridgerator Car Company. This was important because this enabled people to tansport goods across the country and the goods would not spoil. This allowed the transportation of goods with minimal spoilage.
  • Gustavus Swift

    Gustavus Swift was the founder of a meat packing firm called Swift and Company and invented the first railroad car ice-cooler. This was important because now, for instance, beef and beer would not spoil from traveing across the country being in different climate conditions.
  • F.W. Woolworth

    F.W. Woolworth invented the retail store called Five and Dime. This was important because now people don't have to go to a specialty store, they could go to the Five and Dime where they sell a little bit of everything.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison was the inventor of many different things, but most importantly, the incondescent light bulb. The light bulb is important because we could now use this insead of kerosene lamps which would save many lives in house fires. Light bulbs also lighted up a larger area than a lamp.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman was the inventor of the first Kodak camera and rolled photography film. This was important becasue now people could take pictures of loved ones to remember them forever. Also, the Kodak camera could be used to remeber memories that were very important to people.