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Samuel Colt

invented colt revolver, guns that fired multiple times ; contributed to weaponry used today

John Deere

invented steel plow ; allowed easier plowing/farming in soil of Midwest

Robert Fulton

invented first successful submarine, steamboat ; helped transport goods faster

Cyrus McCormick

invented mechanical reaper ; allowed easier harvesting of grains

Elias Howe

invented first sewing machine, which was later refined

Francis Cabot Lowell

inventor of factory system ; city of factories (Lowell, MA)

DeWitt Clinton

major proponent to construction of the Erie Canal, which was said to be a waste of time

National Road

aka Cumberland Turnpike ; roadway from Cumberland to Illinois

Samuel Morse

invented "Morse Code" and the single wire telegraph ; used in means of communicaiton, especially during the Civil War

Isaac Singer

refined Howe's invention of sewing machine ; first practical replacement for hand sewing

Samuel Slater

inventor of cotton mill ; brought British textile industry to America

Eli Whitney

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.

Great Britian

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

mass production

provided in the discovery of interchangeable parts, reduced the need of blacksmiths to custom make parts

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