Industry and Urban Growth

  • James Watt

    James Watt
    First reliable Steam Engine James Watt improved on the steam engine in the second half of the 18th century that it became a truly viable piece of machinery that helped start the Industrial Revolution.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    the making of cotton gin made it easier to make money in the south
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Regular Steamboat service on the Hudson River made traveling on water faster
  • Samuel F. B. Morse

    Samuel F. B. Morse
    Telegraph is a transmitted electric signals over wires from location to location that translated into a message.
  • Cyrus Field

    Cyrus Field
    Transatlantic Cable made us use cable
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    invented the telephone made it easy to contact people
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas  Edison
    Edison opened the nation's first electrical power plant made people work at night and work longer hrs to get more money
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    invented the auto mobile made it easier to travel.