New Technology

  • Lightning Rod

    Lightning Rod
    The Lightning Rod is the main component used to create a Lightning Protection System. As buildings gradually increased and most being made out of wood, the houses were at great risk of fire during thunderstorms. In 1749, Benjamin Franklin theorised that electricity and lightning were the same, and created the Lightning Rod to be place upon the buildings so the lightning would travel through the rod onto a wire and into the ground where another rod would release the electrical charge into the gro
  • Steamboat

    The steamboat was used extensivly throughout the South of the United States. They were used as river boats and transported people and supplies up and down rivers faster than river boats that used oars. The steam power in the boats began a new style of saling and many ships, sailing on rivers and oceans, used steam power.
  • Textile Mill

    Textile Mill
    In 1790, a english man by the name of Samuel Slater came over to the United States to build a factory. He built a textile mill and became the first to build one in the United States. This helped to forge the begining of the Market Revolution.
  • Cotten Gin

    Cotten Gin
    Patented by Eli Whitney in 1794, the cotten gin was used to remove seeds from the cotten fibers inorder to be able to be used in things such as clothing. The cotten gin shortened the amount to remove the seeds from cotten which increased production of cotten and cotten goods.
  • Smallpox Vaccine

    Smallpox Vaccine
    Created by Edward Jenner in 1796 this vaccine helped prevent the spread of the dangerous disease known as small pox. Previous to the vaccine, millions of people were either dying or contracted smallpox. This vaccine was a step foward in medical technology
  • McCormick Reaper

    McCormick Reaper
    Created and patented by Cyrus McCormick in 1834, the McCormick Reaper allowed farmers to plough their lands faster and allow them to plant their seeds in time for thr harvest season. Also, It allowed farmers to own more land because the are able to tend to in faster and better than before the reaper
  • Vapor-Compression Refrigeration

    Vapor-Compression Refrigeration
    The Vapor-Compression Refrigeration is a refrigeration method using refrigerant to cycle out heat of a space and lower the temperature of the space. The refrigerant is circulated through the refrigerator and cools the air inside the space, thus keeping the temperature. In 1834, Jacob Perkins created the first Refrigerator. The VCR allowed for inventions such as Industrial Warehouses and Air Conditioning to be created.
  • Solar Compass

    Solar Compass
    The Solar Compass allows the user to find the direction North using the sun instead of a magnetic compass. Invented in 1835 by William Austin Burt, the Compass uses the declination of the sun, the latitude of the land, and the hour of the day to determine where North is directed. The Solar Compass allowed Burt to explore the Northwest Territory without his Magnetic Compass due to the Iron Deposits interfering with the Compass.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Morse Code is a communicational method using a series of clicks, tones, and on/off sounds. It was created by Alfred Vail and and Samuel Morse in 1836 in order to create a code for electrical pulses. The series of clicks and sounds can be decoded by a skilled listener/observer without the need of special Equipment. Morse Code was used during many wars in history and is still used today for communications.
  • Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire
    Barbed Wire is a steel wire fence with sharp points at intervals of the fence. The wiring creates discomforts or injury for those attempting to cross the fence. Barbed Wire became the first fence technology to restrain cattle, and is used today atop fences of Prisons. It was created by Richard Newton in 1845 when he brought Barbed Wire to Argentina.
  • The Bessemer Steel Process

    The Bessemer Steel Process
    The Bessemer Process created Steel in more efficent and time productive way. The larger amount of Steel led to safer buildings and bridges being built in the nation. Named after the creator Henry Bessemer, it was used by Andrew Carneige to create a Steel monopoly that Carnegie eventually sold to JP Morgan to create the US Steel Corporation.
  • Internal Combustion Engine

    Internal Combustion Engine
    The invention of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) changed the American Agriculture Market. The ICE allowed tractors to move crops and equipment more productively than before with a mule and cart. The advancement of Farm Mechanics caused the production of crops in America to rapidly increase with crop prices dramatically decreasing.
  • First US Ironclad

    First US Ironclad
    On the 12th of October, 1861 the first US ironclad was put into commission. The CSS Manassas, the ironclad, was tasked to destory wooden Union ships blockading the South from supplies from Europe
  • The Transcontinental Railroad

    The Transcontinental Railroad
    The Transcontinetal Railroad was proposed by the two railroad companies, Union Pacific and Central Pacific. Construction on the railroad began in two spots Sacramento, California and Omaha, Nebraska. The two lines met at Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869 and a golden spike driven into the final spot of the railroad.
  • Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire
    Patented in 1894, barbed wire helped farmers keep animals aout of their crops. This led to a clash with cattle herders because they wanted to herd their cattle through the farms to get to the slaughterhouse. The farmers usually won though.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Patented by Alexander Graham Bell the telephone allowed people to talk withothers instantly instead of waiting a couple of days for telegraph. Lines had to be connected to a switch board which then was transferred to the phone of the intended person.
  • The Lightbulb

    The Lightbulb
    The lightbulb was the first lamp that used electricty instead of oil. The inventor who created the lightbult was Thomas Edison. The lightbulb allowed people to create light without having to continuelly apply oil to keep it alight. The lightbulb used the electricty from Edison's power company.
  • Tesla Coil

    Tesla Coil
    The Tesla Coil is an eletrical circuit invented by Nikola Tesla. The Tesla Coil created high voltage at low currrents using an alternating current to create the voltage. It competed with Thomas Edison's Direct Current in the War of Currents.
  • Air Conditioner

    Air Conditioner
    The Air Conditioner is the control of lowering the temperature indoors to provide comfort. It was first invented by Willis Carrier in 1902 to provide cooler, quality air to Brooklyn factories. The Air Conditioning created an industry and a revolution in comfort for society.
  • Airplane

    The airplane became a new form of transportation and the first time for people to power generated fly through the sky. The Wright Brothers created the first airplane and flew it under control for over 5 minutes. The airplane created a revolution in society with new transportation and weaponry that would change history.
  • Gas Mask

    Gas Mask
    The Gas Mask is used to protect the user from potential hazardous chemicals and toxins. The first modern Gas Mask was created in 1912 by Garrett Morgan during World War I to protect the Allied Powers from the German’s poisonous gas attacks. The Gas Mask has since been used in the event of a chemical attack.
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    The Assembly Line is an manufacturing process used to enhance efficiency and profit in a factory. It was created by Henry Ford after he used the Assembly Line to increase the production of his Model-Ts until his workers could build a Ford Model-T in 30 seconds. It created a cheap and productive factory since a worker would need to work one position their entire shift and repeat the job over and over.
  • Panama Canel

    Panama Canel
    The Panama Canel was built to decrease the response time of the US Navy from coast to coast. Construction on the canel began on May 4, 1904 after Panama became independent from Columbia. The canel was the most advanced canel at the time. The canel was finally finished in 1914 and was first used on August 15, 1914 by the ship, the SS Ancon.
  • Supermarket

    The Supermarket is a produce store that allows it customers to consider a wide variety of goods and collect themselves. The idea of ‘self-service store’ was invented by Clarence Saunders and his chain of Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets. Before, customers had to wait to ask the clerk to grab the produce or goods from a smaller inventory. Supermarkets allow larger selection of goods for the customers to pick themselves.
  • Electric Razor

    Electric Razor
    Created by a man who was unable to shave in the cold wilderness because the water froze, this razor allowed for a clean and faster shave that normal manual razors. In addition the electric razor was safer than manual razors
  • Flappers

    Flappers were the new generation of young women during the the Roaring Twenties. They would smoke in public, have short hair and wear short skirts, and the Flappers were more open to dating and sex appeal than before.
  • The Charleston

    The Charleston
    The Charleston was a dance that popularized the Roaring Twenties. The dance became mainstream in the US to dance rhythm ‘The Charleston’ in 1923. Many Flappers and young couples would dance the Charleston in massive dance halls and contests.
  • Baseball

    Baseball is considered America’s Pastime and one of the greatest sports ever created. Although it originated in Britain in 1744, the sport became popular during the 1850s in the New York Metropolitan Area. Players such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and teams such as the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers kept the game alive with intriguing and exciting play. The sport held a vital role during the Civil Rights movement as Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in the Major
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Created during the Great Depression this cookie was basic yet delicious.
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

    Soft Serve Ice Cream
    Soft Serve Ice Cream is a softer, creamier frozen dessert than typical regular ice cream. It was invented by 1934 after Tim Carvel, founder of Carvel Ice Cream, blew a flat tire near Long Island. He sold his melting ice cream to drivers passing by and sold his inventory within two days. In 1936, Carvel opened his first store at the original truck site and developed a secret soft serve ice cream formula.
  • Rocket Technology

    Rocket Technology
    Created by german scientists before the war both the V-1 and V-2 rockets were used to attack Great Britain without sending in man power needed to fight againtst the invading army. The V-2 proved vital to the American space program allowing them to put a man on the moon decades later.
  • First Operational Jet Aircraft

    First Operational Jet Aircraft
    Created by Germany before the start of World War 2 the He 178 was the world's first jet plane. It brought a new age of aviation because aircraft could fly faster and higher. This allowed Germany to create fighters and bombers that could not be caught by allied fighters.
  • Bazooka

    The Bazooka is man-portable anti-tank rocket launcher, and one of the first generations of anti-tank weapons used in World War 2. The rocket launcher allowed infantry to attack tanks, armoured vehicles, fortified bunkers and machine gun nests while also being farther than the standard thrown grenade distance. The Bazooka received its nickname after 1930s comedian Bob Burns described it similar to the Bazooka instrument.
  • Nuclear Bomb and Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Bomb and Nuclear Energy
    On August 6th, 1945 the ameicans dropped the first of two atomic bombs used in World War 2. By dropping the bombs it created a whole new style of warfare that put people into mass hysteria. Although weapons were created, nuclear energy was also creadted to provide a greener option than fossil fuels
  • Space Observatory

    Space Observatory
    The Space Observatory is a telescope in Outer Space used to observe distant Planets, Galaxies and Outer Space objects. Astrophysics Lyman Spitzer created the idea of a Space Telescope in 1946, 11 years before the USSR launched Sputnik 1. The idea would eventually form into the Hubble Telescope which would be launched into Space on April 24th, 1990 by the Discovery.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    The first hydrogen bomb was denoted by the US in 1952 on a small island in the Pacific. This brought a new and more dangerous weapon to the US and the Cold War. The hydrogen bomb was more explosive and deadly that the atomic bombs that the US had. One yea later the USSR will create their own hydrogen bomb and more fear will be brought to countries around the world.
  • McDonald's Coorperation

    McDonald's Coorperation
    McDonald's is the largest fast food chain in the world. The coorperation that lead to the success was founded in 1955, after Ray Kroc bought the chain from the McDonald's brothers. The company has become a symbol of the United States in other countries
  • First US Working ICBM

    First US Working ICBM
    The ICBM stands for intercontinetal ballistic missile. First devised by Germany during World War II the ICBM is suppose to hit targets usually on other continents. The warhead on top of the missile was usually a thermonuclear warhead because both the US and USSR were getting nuclear weapons ready just incase of the other country attacking. The ICBM brought a new weapon to the nucelar arsenal, and a new fear in many countries
  • Internet

    The internet is a very benefical system in human lives today. It allows people to connect with other people and find answers to questions they would have never guessed. The first case of connected internet was at UCLA and SRI in early 1960. This lead to computers being connected to eachother, and allowed people to connect with others they would have never been able to connect with before.
  • Kevlar

    First created in 1964 as a lightweight alternate for tires that was stronger and more flexible than rubber. The US military saw this and invested to use it on troops since kevlar was seen to be bulletproof. Vests were made for soldiers on the front lines and it prived to be successful at stopping bullets and other projectiles.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    First created by Motorola in 1973, the cell phone allowed for people to call eachother while not at home. This allowed people to stay intouch with others. Also, it brought safety to people because in case of an emergency, people were able to contact services in order to help them faster than before.