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  1. Considered the Father of the Factory System, Slater was a skilled British mechanic who escaped to America w/ plans for a machine that would spin cotton. He had memorized the plans to his machine because the British Gov't would not let any machine leave the country. The machine he built in 1793 upon arriving in RI was called the Spinning Jenny.
  2. In 1844, Morse was the first to send a message by telegraph. He interuppted electric currents at different intervals to symbolize different letters.
  3. In 1807, Robert Fulton's boat, Clermont, was successfully tested on the Hudson River. It was the first vessel powered by a steam engine.
  4. He started the machanization of farming by inventing the reaper in 1831. Before, many laborers were needed to cut grain by hand, but with the reaper, the work could be done in a fraction of time.

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  1. Cyrus FieldsHe was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.


  2. Eli WhitneyAlong with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.


  3. Elias HoweIn 1793, Whitney invented his famous cotton gin, a machine that would separate the seed from the short-staple cotton fiber. He also influenced mass production by coming up with interchangeable parts for guns.


  4. Baltimore & Ohio RailroadWas a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.


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