Expansion of Inventors and There Business

  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    The Transcontinental Railroad (made up of the Central and Union Pacific railroads) was built in 1863-1869 and was first opened to the public in 1869. The people wanted to join the eastern and western halves of the United States. It leads through the states of California, Nevada, Nebraska, Utah, Ohio, and finally Wyoming.
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    Growth of Industry

  • Pacific Railroad Act

    Pacific Railroad Act
    The Pacific Railroad Act promoted the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the United States. Five acts through the years were modified expanded or replaced.
  • The Steel Converter

    The Steel Converter
    Sir Henry Bassemer (1813-1898) invented the stell converter. It was the first process for mass producing stell inexpensively essential to the development of skyscrapers.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone. The device that revolutionized communication even more than the telograph. People said "It's the device that transmitted speech!"
  • Ligfht Bulb

    Ligfht Bulb
    Thomas Ava Edison realised that power plants produce electricity and he was able to distribute it into lightbulbs that he invented.
  • Cotton Mill's

    Cotton Mill's
    Cotton mills were built six times a year between the times of 1880-1900. The tragic thing about these mills were that accidents always happend like, for childrean workers they had the least amout of experience and were easily distracted.
  • The Shenandoah Valley Railroad

    The Shenandoah Valley Railroad
    The Shenandoah Valley Railroad connected with Norfolk and western Railway Development of the railway was considerably lacking Multiple stations in the east.
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was through the time periods of 1760-1980 and it kept going and coming back. Until the 1980's it was universally believed by academic historians that technological innovation was the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the key enabled technology was the invention and improvement of the steam engine. A key thing to know about the Industrial Revolution is that it is a serice of events during a certain time period and happened in large factories.
  • Automotive Industry

    Automotive Industry
    This industry started in the late 18th centry and grew rapidly following the large-scale gasoline production in the early 19th centery. At first, the business sectors of this industry that reached the class size of "Big Business" were railroads, steel, and merchant banks. But later that 19th centery it consisted more of technological advances such as petroleum, machinery, chemicals, and electronical equiptment.
  • Airplane

    Orville and Wilber were bycicle mechanics before they invented the airplaine. They built a wood and canvas plane with a 12 horspower engine.