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Major Breakthroughs During the Industrial Revolution (Inventions, Transportation, etc.)
invented colt revolver, guns that fired multiple times ; contributed to weaponry used today
invented steel plow ; allowed easier plowing/farming in soil of Midwest
invented first successful submarine, steamboat ; helped transport goods faster
invented mechanical reaper ; allowed easier harvesting of grains
invented first sewing machine, which was later refined
Francis Cabot Lowell
inventor of factory system ; city of factories (Lowell, MA)
major proponent to construction of the Erie Canal, which was said to be a waste of time
aka Cumberland Turnpike ; roadway from Cumberland to Illinois
invented "Morse Code" and the single wire telegraph ; used in means of communicaiton, especially during the Civil War
refined Howe's invention of sewing machine ; first practical replacement for hand sewing
inventor of cotton mill ; brought British textile industry to America
invented cotton gin, idea of interchangeable parts ; made cotton a cash crop by increasing the rates cotton could be seperated ; began American system of mass production
the invention of this porved to have early engine failures, evident in the loss of Tom Thumb.
country where textile industry first eveolved in the 1750's, where the new technology was to be kept secret for fear of other countries gaining in their discovery
provided in the discovery of interchangeable parts, reduced the need of blacksmiths to custom make parts