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  1. Along with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.
  2. In 1807, Robert Fulton's boat, Clermont, was successfully tested on the Hudson River. It was the first vessel powered by a steam engine.
  3. This mail service was established to carry mail from St. Joseph, MI to Sacramento, CA (2,000 miles) in 10 days. Morse's telegraph outdid the PonyExpress si the Express was closed down in 1861.
  4. Was a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.

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  1. Baltimore & Ohio RailroadThis canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River. The construction was led by Govenor DeWitt Clinton. This marked the beginning of the "canal building craze."


  2. Cyrus FieldsHe was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.


  3. Samuel SlaterConsidered 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.


  4. Erie CanalIn 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.