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history 11.4

Henry Ford
This mans dream was to make an inexpensive car that nearly every American family could afford.
steam engines or electricity
The first cars ran on what 2 things?
Ford finished his first gasoline-engine car in?
Ford Motor Company
In 1903, when _______ ________ __________ began, only the wealthy could afford to buy cars.
assembly line
Ford developed the __________ ________ method, which he used to produce his Model T.
2 hours
By hand it took many days to assemble one car. With the assembly line, one car could be completely assembled in less than?
cheaper price
Because it took less time to build cars, they could be made at a much?
Henry Ford
He was the first to use the idea of the assembly line to build cars?
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
This black man was a shoemaker in Lynn, Massachusetts. He patented the first shoe-lasting machine.
This invention meant that the shoemaker no longer had to stretch and shape each shoe by hand and then nail it to a sole.
What did the first shoe-lasting machine do?
Norbert Rillieux
This black man invented a sugar-refining process which greatly reduced the cost of refining (removing impurities from) sugar and revolutionized the sugar industry?
Granville T. Woods
This black man opened a factory and invented a steam boiler furnace, automatic air brakes, an egg incubator, a telegraph device for communication between moving trains and train stations, and more than 15 electrical devices for railroads.
Garrett A. Morgan
This black man invented a gas mask and traffic signal with red, yellow and green lights was also invented by him?
General Electric Company
The ________ ________ ________ paid Morgan $40,000 for rights to manufacture the invention of the traffic signal.
Wilbur and Orville Wright
These two brothers started making toy helicopters from bamboo, cork, and paper.They had a bicycle shop that became their laboratory for their interest in flying. They built gliders as well as the first airplane.
powered flights
Wright brothers attempted on December 17, 1903 to fly their first plane. On the 3rd try it flew for 59 seconds and 852 feet. These three flights were the first ___________ ________ in a machine that was heavier than air, but only a few newspapers across the nation carried the story.
Robert Goddard
In 1926, ___________ __________ launched the first successful liquid-fuel rocket ever built.
Samuel Colt
The inventor of the revolver?
Charles Goodyear
This inventor invented vulcanization of rubber, a process which improved its strength and durability and did away with its stickiness?
Elias Howe
This inventor invented lock-stitch sewing machine?
P.D. Armour
This man invented meat packing?
George Westinghouse
This man invented railroad air brake?
C. L. Sholes
This man invented the typewriter?
George Eastman
This man invented the Kodak box camera?