Energy in the United States

  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    The Steam engine was invented in England and sent over to the United States.
  • Coal

    Coal was manufacture commercially in Richmond Virginia
  • Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin
    Ben Franlin conducted an experiment and discovered that electricity was natural and found in lightning
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt made significant improvments on the steam engine
  • Railroads

    By 1859, railroads had become one of the most popular forms of transportation which led to a surge in coal production.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 was passed which broke up corporations, especially Rockefeller's Oil Empire, a landmark of American oil production
  • Nuclear Power

    Nuclear Power
    In 1946, the United States began to use nuclear power as an alternate energy source
  • Oil

    Oil took over coal as the most important resource for energy
  • Dams

    Dams hit their peak and hydroelectric power became more and more popular
  • Now

    Americans are researching new techniques to create alternative energy. These techniques will hopefully create a cleaner and brighter future