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US History Chapter 6 Section 1

US History Chapter 6 Section 1
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Edwin L. Drake
first person to use steam engine to drill for oil
Bessemer Process
made steel making faster and cheaper
Thomas Alva Edison
invented numerous devices; the most well-known is his perfection of the electric light bulb in 1879.
incandescent
emitting light as a result of being heated
Christopher Sholes
Invented the typewriter
Alexander Graham Bell
inventor of the telephone
entrepreneur
someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
ingenuity
the power of creative imagination
George Westinghouse
developed ways to make electricity safer and less expensive
abundant
plentiful
Black Gold
slang term for oil
byproduct
a product made during the manufacture of something else
revolutionary
markedly new or introducing radical change
mechanization
use of automatic machinery to increase production
innovative
being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before