INVENTIONS

Industrial Revolution

ROBERT FULTON


  • invented the steam boat
    • travel upstream against current; unlocked the potential of the Mississippi River Basin for moving people and goods; revolutionize Trans Atlantic Travel

SAMUEL SLATER

  • invented nations first water powered textile mill; produced cotton thread
    • lead to so-called family system: where entire family worked in factory and lived in villages owned by factory owner

ELI WHITNEY

  • created the cotton gin
    • cotton production increased and all parts would fit the same product

also invented interchangeable parts rifle


SAMUEL F. B. MORSE

  • invented electric telegraph
    • allowed for messages to travel instantly


JOHN DEERE

  • invents steel plow
    • improve farming