Innovations/Inventions

  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    The first steam engine was patent by Thomas Newcomen and John Calley in New York. This changed society because steam engines were used for many things in the furture including terms of transportation.
  • Steamboat

    Steamboat
    The Steamboat was invented by John Fitch in Delaware. This impacted society because it was a quick mode for transportation. Steamboats are still used today but not usually by families but bigger industries.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal was funded by New York and mainly Mayor DeWitt Clinton. This impacted society because it was a new way to trade gods. This is no longer used today due to the railroad and automobile.
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    The mechanical reaper was invented by Cyrus McCormick in Virginia. This impacted society because reaping was a hard job and making it mechanical made it quicker and easier. More modernized versions like combines are used today.
  • Railroads

    Railroads
    The first railroad was patened in 1836by Charles Carroll in Ohio. It was used for transportation. Today we use railroads for transportation of goods and people.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraph
    The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse in 1840. It was invented in New York. This paved the road to the telephone. This invention is no longer used today but improved and similar models are.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    The morse code was invented by Samuel Morse in 1840. It was invented in New York. This impacts society today because it set up new ideas towards the telephonesw we use today. This invention is still in use today for emergency reasons with boats.
  • Vulcanized Rubber

    Vulcanized Rubber
    Vulcanized rubber was invented by Charles Goodyear. It was discovered in 1839 and patened on June 4, 1844. It was invented in a New York rubber factory. This impacts American society because vulcanized rubber makes car tires, the soles of shoes, hockey pucks, and other important items still used today.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    The sewing machine was invented in 1851 in Ohio and brought to Boston for financial support. It was invented by Isaac Merritt Singer. This impacted American society hugly because clothes and other materials no longer needed to be sewn by hand. This invention is still used today in homes and factories around the world.
  • Steel Plow

    Steel Plow
    The steel plow was invented by John Deere in Illinois. This impacted American farmers all over because they now had plows with parts that were easily replacable. John Deere is still a big company today.