Westward Expansion Inventions

  • Water Frame

    Invention brought to America by an Englishman named Slater
  • Interchangable Parts

    Thought up by Eli Whitney as a way to replace parts of broken guns instead of the whole gun itself to save money
  • Locomotive

    Invented by Richard Trevithick as a way to transport people in Wales
  • Steamboat

    Invented in America by Robert Fulton. It was made to make a cheaper more efficient and faster way to move goods than by using the roads.
  • Telegraph

    Invented by Samual Morse as a way for comunication to travel quickly
  • Sewing Machine

    The American version of the sewing machine was patented by Elias Howe and sewed vertically and not horizontally like previous models