Singer Sewing Machine Patent Model was released in 1890. Specialized machines took the place of manual tasks—such as sewing buttonholes for ready-made clothing—speeding up the work to meet the growing demands of a nation of consumers. The advent of more simply constructed women’s apparel in the 1890s gave a further boost to the clothing industry.
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Edison General Electric Company created the incandescent lamp speeding urban growth, allowing for taller buildings, more efficient factories, and better transportation. Thomas Edison’s development of an electric lamp that did not rely on open flames made lighting more practical for factories, offices, and homes, and transformed city life.
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Cuba created a blockage for the United States when the U.S. aided independent forces inside of Cuba. Soon after, the United States declared war on Spain. The U.S. went on to destroy the Spanish fleet and seize Guam.