The Timeline of Industrial Revolution

  • The Textile Machines

    In 1793, Samuel Slater invents the textile machine that started the mill industry in America.
  • The Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin which revolutionized the cotton industry, led to a cotton boom, and increased the demand for slavery in the south.
  • Interchangeable Parts

    Eli Whitney invents interchangeable parts which mad machines easier to assemble and repair and it made industry more profitable.
  • The Steamboat

    Robert Fulton invents the steamboat which allowed goods to be moved more easily and repair and increased trade and profits.
  • The Locomotive in America

    Peter Cooper invents the first steam-powered locomotive in America which increased speed of transportation of goods and people, led to an economic boom, and increased westward expansion.
  • The Harvesting Machine Reaper

    Cyrus McCormick invents the harvesting machine reaper which cut quickly and effectively, increasing wheat production. It also began the advertising market.
  • The Telegraph

    Samuel F. B. Morse invents the telegraph which made communication easier.
  • The Steel Plow

    John Deere invents the steel plow which made farming easier.
  • The Better Sewing Machine

    Isaac Singer bulids a better sewing machine which made clothing production more efficient.