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  1. Was a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.
  2. First railroad in the US it stretched from Baltimore, MD to Ohio.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  1. Elias HoweAlong with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.


  2. Samuel F.B. MorseIn 1844, Morse was the first to send a message by telegraph. He interuppted electric currents at different intervals to symbolize different letters.


  3. 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.


  4. Pony Express 1860-1861He was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.


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