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New Technology (work, exchange,and technology)

  • Period: May 1, 1450 to

    Triangular Trade

    The trade in which occured between England, Africa, and the Amricans. These countries exchanged raw materials such as sugar, tabacco, rice, cotton and slaves from Africa. These slaves worked in slave plantations to grow their crops.
  • May 1, 1492

    Slave Trade (The Columbian Exchange)

    Slave Trade (The Columbian Exchange)
    The columbian exchange was an exchange between the old world and new world for food, animals, and technology ideas. The contact between the two areas circulated a wide variety of new crops and livestock, which supported increases in population in both hemispheres,
  • Apr 21, 1512

    The Encomienda System

    The Encomienda System
    The Encomeinda system was established in responce to the colonies need for Indian labour. it become the most destructive system in hisotry of america because the stronger people protected the weakest in exchange for servies.
  • Joint Stock Corporations

    Joint Stock Corporations
    The Joint stock corporation was a Virginia company in the colonies where different stocks can be owned and shared by shareholders. This also promised gold and many people were finding ways to make money.
  • John Rolfe and Plantation Farming

    John Rolfe and Plantation Farming
    John Rolfe established plantations and grew cash crops of sugar, tobacco, coffee, spices and cotton which consisted of agriculture.The growth of plantations in the Caribbean and southern America became big business by the end of the 1600s. As sugar became the most profitable crop, owners of large plantations edged out smaller farmers.
  • The Tabacco Boom

    The Tabacco Boom
    John Rolfe was the first to grow tabacco and this resulted in an instant boom for American exports, and English demand increased when cheap American leaf depressed prices. Fifteen years after Rolfe’s first crop, English imports of American tobacco had reached almost 500,000 pounds per year which had an huge impact.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    These acts reflected the policy of mercantilism which sought to keep all the benefits of trade inside the empire.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    During the war, the soilders used advanced weapons such as the musket, Tomahawks . and the gorget which was all used to help protect them from the war.
  • The Wool Act of 1699

    The Wool Act of 1699
    The Wool act attempted to increase control over colonial trade and production. It opened Britains wool industry by limiting wool production.
  • The Molasses Act

    The Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act was an british law that imposed a tax on molasses, sugar, and rum that was imported from Non-British foreign colonies into the north American colonies.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    The committess of correspondence was an system of communication organized by Samuel Adams. They would use this to communicate between patrol leaders in New England and throughout the colonies.
  • The Rifleman

    The Rifleman
    The Rifleman were redcoats that was trained for battlefield. They were trained by using guns and weapons to stab their enemies. the Rifleman was a group that was led by Daniel Morgan.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Saratoga was a battle in the Revolutionary war where soildiers did rule breaking tactics which is targeting british officers. The use of weapons and fighting tactics increased as the time expanded.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin was a machine that produced cotton by the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. Cotton had become America's leading export and many people found it to be very beneficial.
  • Robert Fulton and the Steamboat

    Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
    The steamboat was built and was an efficient way to ship and recieve goods. It was also very good for traveling and many people relied on it greatly during this time period.
  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal was an advance in work because it connected Lake Erie and the great lake system to the Hudson River, and thereby gave the western states direct access to the atlantic ocean without shipping goods downstream on the Mississippi river to New Orleans.
  • Trains

    The first railroad tracks were made, and a railroad station was made which took people to different cities. The railroad stations was also a way of people to communicate and this increased the economy.
  • The Transatlantic Telegraph cable

    The Transatlantic Telegraph cable
    This underwater cable was invented by Samuel F. B. Morse. It was used for communications reasons which had a positive benefit. The communication impacted American expansion, making railroad travel safer as it provided a boost to business conducted across the great distances of a growing United States.
  • Pacific Railway Act of 1862

    Pacific Railway Act of 1862
    The Pacific Railway act promoted the construction of the transcontinental railroad by congress. It also improved the communication system.
  • The Transcontinental Railroad

    The Transcontinental Railroad
    The Transcontinental Railroad was an important transportion method in the United States because goods could be sent faster, and it was a quicker and easier way for people to reach their destination.
  • The Typewriter

    The Typewriter
    The Typewriter was created by Christopher L. Shole. It was a way to communicate and send messages. The Typewriter introduced consumers to the upper case "QWERTY" keyboard which is still used on modern keyboards today.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
    The telephone impacted the world tremendously. The telephone took communication to a whole other level. With the telephone you could now dial a number, call someone from home, work, etc., and hear their voice as you talked.
  • Thomas Edison invents the phonograph

    Thomas Edison invents the phonograph
    Although we have cd players, iphones, ipads, ipods, mp3 players, and more to listen to our music on, it all started with the phonograph. In 1877 the phonograph created a new freetime activity for Americans. They loved being able to listen to their music at home.
  • John Larson invents the lie detector

     John Larson invents the lie detector
    Larson's invention was used in police interrogations and investigations starting in 1924. The machine records several different body responses simultaneously and sensors are attached to the body as the person is questioned. To this day the lie detector is used in different scenarios weather being in the police station or on a television show.
  • Willis Carrier invents Air Conditioning

    Willis Carrier invents Air Conditioning
    Carrier was staring through the mist and realized he wanted to "dry" air by passing it through water to create fog. With the A.C. being a luxury in the South, many Americans from around the world moved to the Southtown take part in having an A.C. Now everywhere you can find an A.C, wheather you're at home, school, or work.
  • Wright Brothers launch first aircraft

    Wright Brothers launch first aircraft
    Wright brothers launch the first successful aircraft known as "The Wright Flyer". It was flown four times on December 17, 1903. Airplanes have changed our world, because now you can travel by airplane anywhere in the world and get there faster than driving.
  • Lee de Forest invented public radio broadcast

    Lee de Forest invented public radio broadcast
    Radio broadcast let Americans listen to public news. Being able to listen to music, sports, news, and more via live radio brought the masses together. The first radio broadcast was on Christmas Eve.
  • Invention of Television

    Invention of Television
    Philo T. Farnsworth invented the television. At the age of 21 he produced the first electronic television transmission. The fascination of being able to see someone or something on a screen was amazing. As time has gone on the television has progressed into bigger and better. Americans love being able to come home, relax, and watch their favorite shows.
  • Martin Cooper invents the mobile telephone

    Martin Cooper invents the mobile telephone
    The prototype offered people a talk time of 30 minutes and 10 hours of re-charge. The mobile telephones allowed you to talk on the go. This phone was so expensive that only the wealthy could afford it.
  • Microsoft Corporations

    Microsoft Corporations
    Bill Gates and Paul Allen invented Microsoft. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses , supports, and sells computer software, electronics, and computers. Microsoft has changed the world in such a huge way, to this day Microsoft is still being used in homes, businesses, and more. Microsoft is a multi-billion dollar company.