inovations in the 13 colonies

By mcaro
  • Farming tabacco

    Farming tabacco
    John Rolfe was the first English settlement to learn to grow tobacco. Soon planters along James River were raising tobacco. The first time they sold England tobacco was in 1614.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first written constitution. The document pleged their loyalty to England
  • Squanto helpes pilgrims

    Squanto helpes pilgrims
    Squanto helped the pilgrims in many ways. He helped then by teaching them how to grow corn, and do it at the right time. He also tought them how to build houses.
  • wampanoag treaty

    wampanoag treaty
    Squanto and Samoset helped the pilgrims make a tready with wampanoag people who lived in the area. They did it so the could live in harmony.
  • Lumbering

    The New England colonists soon found lumbering to be a profitable business, since England was running short of timber. Iron ore, another valued resource, was discovered, and in the 1640's a successful iron industry was started in Massachusetts. Commercial fishing, which had preceded permanent settlement, continued as an important occupation.
  • Act of Toleration

    Act of Toleration
    The Act of Toleration, was the right to worship freely but tentions continued between protestants and Cathlics.
  • Fire Engine

    Fire Engine
    Joseph Jencks created the fire engine. He built a machine with a pump to hold water and could be pulled by horses to fires.
  • First Water Pump

    First Water Pump
    Sybilla Masters became the first woman to patent an invention with the creation of a water pump that would grind corn into meal in 1712.
  • stove

    In the 1740's, Franklin created a stove that allowed wood to be burned indoors while letting the smoke leave the building.
  • Lapidary Machine

    Lapidary Machine
    The lapidary machine, an instrument used in preparing gems, was invented in Connecticut around 1765 by goldsmith and engraver, Abel Buell.