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  1. In 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.
  2. Along with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.
  3. In 1844, Morse was the first to send a message by telegraph. He interuppted electric currents at different intervals to symbolize different letters.
  4. 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.

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  1. Lowell SystemThis system was an attempt to mass produce textiles. New England farm girls were used as laboreres and were carefully supervised on and off the job. Everything was done inside the factory. Wool went in adn textiles came out.

          

  2. Robert FultonThis system was an attempt to mass produce textiles. New England farm girls were used as laboreres and were carefully supervised on and off the job. Everything was done inside the factory. Wool went in adn textiles came out.

          

  3. Baltimore & Ohio RailroadWas a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.

          

  4. Cyrus McCormickHe started the machanization of farming by inventing the reaper in 1831. Before, many laborers were needed to cut grain by hand, but with the reaper, the work could be done in a fraction of time.