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  1. In 1844, Morse was the first to send a message by telegraph. He interuppted electric currents at different intervals to symbolize different letters.
  2. In 1807, Robert Fulton's boat, Clermont, was successfully tested on the Hudson River. It was the first vessel powered by a steam engine.
  3. This system was an attempt to mass produce textiles. New England farm girls were used as laboreres and were carefully supervised on and off the job. Everything was done inside the factory. Wool went in adn textiles came out.
  4. Along with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.

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  1. Baltimore & Ohio RailroadFirst railroad in the US it stretched from Baltimore, MD to Ohio.

          

  2. Eli WhitneyIn 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.

          

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

          

  4. Samuel SlaterConsidered 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.

          

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