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New Technology* (Work, Exchange,and Technology)

  • Jan 1, 1491

    Pre-Columbian Technology

    Pre-Columbian Technology
    Native American lifestyle was very different beforeEuropean arrival. This caused a drastic change in their way of living and the way they viewed the environment.
    Fishing and hunting were important activities for the Native Americans ; they would use weapons such as striking weapons, stone clubs, wooden clubs, cutting weapons , piercing weapons, spears, bows and arrows etc. When Europeans arrived they introduced new weapons such as guns, powder, metal weapons and domestic animals.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade
    During the early Colonization Era. The system of trading slaves for goods .New England colonies were in charge of raw goods that shipped out to Europe, then goods from Europe were sold to Africa for slaves which were then shipped to The Americas through the middle passage. Slaves worked in plantations that grew surgar, cocoa,coffee and cotton. For technology, boats had specially designed hold slaves.
  • Apr 20, 1512


    The encomienda system was created by the Spanish to control and regulate American Indian labor and behavior during the colonization of the Americas. Under the encomienda system, conquistadors and other leaders (encomenderos) received grants of a number of Indians, from whom they could exact “tribute” in the form of gold or labor.
  • Colonial Mercatalism

    Colonial  Mercatalism
    The purpose of Mercatalism was for England to have an oorganized balace of trade. Colonies were expected to export unprocced materials and imports of finshed products which ties up to the trangular trade
  • Indetured Servetude

    Indetured Servetude
    5-7 years of freedom to the passage to the americas could be bought or sold. These servants would come from england to work for people in the colonies. If they survived they would be get land afterward (1600-1680)
  • Virgina Company

    Virgina Company
    It was a joint stock "that had the power to appoint the council of virgina, the governer and other officials". The responsiblity to give people suppplies and ships for travel. The purpose of the Virgina Company was to find gold or anything that would benifit them economically.
  • Tobacco: Colonial Cultivation Methods

    Tobacco: Colonial Cultivation Methods
    In 1612, John Rolfe of Jamestown imported West Indian tobacco seeds and began to cultivate a small crop for his own enjoyment.Tobacco cultivation changed Virginia from a series of small farms and communities located in a compact area into a sprawling colony composed of many large farms and plantations. This helped lay the frame work for indentured servants.
  • Beaver Wars 1640-1701

    Beaver Wars 1640-1701
    Series of conflicts between tribes in which the Iriquiois fought anguishly to maintain a dominant position in the fur trade but the French fought back for 20yrs. Diplomacy was used after The Iroquois Indians participated in the fur trade principally with Dutch and British merchants, although a few Iroquois also traded with the French. The Indians gave beaver and other animal hides to European traders in exchange for muskets, iron tools, blankets, and colorful glass beads, among other items.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    A series of laws that restricted foreign trade with the colonies. (1686-1689) . An example would be the Molasses Act.
  • Seven Years War 1754-1763

    The cause of this war was the English trading fur with the Indians. This goes along our topic because It invloes the trade with people in the colonise and the french and indians.
  • Industrial Revolution 1760-1840

    Industrial Revolution 1760-1840
    The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This revolution was an ov going effort to increase production by using machine powered by sources other than humans or animals
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The modern mechanical cotton gin was invented in the United States in 1793 by Eli Whitney (1765–1825). This invention helped increase the demand of slaves during the period of slavery in early the United States. It mainly benifited the south of the United States due to the south having more benifits for it
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    Created by James Watt using coal rather than water. Steam Engines use to pump water out of mines while James Watt was alive.
  • Steamboat

    invented in by Robert Fulton. Allowed boats to travel both down and up rivers. The steamboat was mainly first used to travel through the rivers that were in New York.
  • Telegraph

    Invented by Samuel Moose, took only seconds to contact or communicate with others period. This invented with the connecting and sending information to other sides of the country. It brought people of the nation closer.
  • The First Modern War - The U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)

    The First Modern War - The U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)
    Civil war was first modern war as it was the first major war in America after the industrial revolution. Railroads, Telegraph, rifled rifles and miniballs, and ironclads were examples of these technological advancements. In the beginning of the war, people still fought like they did in old wars, which led to staggering casualties on both sides.
  • Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1864

    Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1864
    was a 1,907-mile (3,069 km) contiguous railroad line constructed in the United States between 1863 and 1869 west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to connect the Pacific coast at San Francisco Bay with the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Invented by Alexander Gram Bell in 1876 . Remarkably, he only worked on his invention because he misunderstood a technical work he had read in German. His misunderstanding ultimately led to his discovery of how speech could be transmitted electrically.
  • The Phonograph

    The Phonograph
    The phonograph was the first device for recording and replaying sounds.In 1877 this device was created with two needles: one for recording and one for playback. It was designated to help improve the telegraph and the telephone. When he spoke the vibrations of his sound went through the "recording needle", and they were played back
  • The Light Bulb

    The Light Bulb
    The light bulb is one of the most helpful inventions that Edison created. He never really created the light bulb but he made tremendous improvements towards it. The light bulb was very effective, because it used a low current of electricity, a small carbonized paper, and a vacuum inside of it. The first light bulb was used in 1879, and it was lit for about 15 hours! Because of the success of the light bulb on New Years Eve, Menlo Park Laboratory was completely lit.
  • Kodak camera

    Kodak camera
    In 1888, George Eastman invented dry, transparent, and flexible, photographic film (or rolled photography film) and the Kodak cameras that could use the new film.
    .George Eastman was an avid photographer and became the founder of the Eastman Kodak company.
  • Motion Pictures

    Motion Pictures
    Thomas Edison sought to design "an instrument that does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." Edison's first design involved photographing a series of pictures on a cylinder that would then be viewed through a microscope as they turned. In addition, he planned to create sound movies by linking this device with a phonograph.
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Three more flights were made that day with Orville's brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
  • The Model T

    The Model T
    The Model T was an automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927. This amazing creation was designed by Henry Ford. This car was an affordable transportation for the common man, it quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance.
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    For the US to have developed such strong and impacting nuclear weapon a lot of work,research and testing was done. 12 billion dollars while more than 120,000 Americans were recruited.This bomb used by the US in Nagasaki and Hiroshima; raised problems in Soviet-American relations; led to postwar nuclear arms race.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    a competition of space exploration between the United States and Soviet Union. This investment led to great scientific advances, but also caused friction and insecurities The Sputnik launch changed everything. As a technical achievement, Sputnik caught the world's attention and the American public off-guard.
  • Biotechnology

    Advances in biotechnology, mass communications, and
    computers have brought the world together, bringing
    excitement and danger along with progress. advances in medicine such as organ transplant, artificial
    life support, and advanced drug therapy, human life can be
    extended greatly
  • television

    Cable changed television because cable
    programs are not held to the same standard as broadcast networks and can push the boundaries with more explicit programming, Also, Cable news stations changed television news into a 24-hour affair Satellite communications opened up the world to television audiences, s news from around the world can be transmitted in seconds.
  • Portable telephone

    Portable telephone
    The first portable telephones were introduced at prices
    only the wealthy could afford. In 1960s there was only an idea that appeared in spy stories for telephone.
  • World War II (1939-1945)

    World War II (1939-1945)
    In World War II, continual advancements in technology were mandatory to maintain a competitive edge over the enemy. Advancement in military weaponry occurred rapidly during the Second World War, including everything from aircraft to small arms. At the beginning of WWII, little advancement had been seen since the end of WWI. Tanks , vehicles , ships, aircraft and more were all part of the new technological advances.