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Inventions Created During Westward Expansion
Transcript of Inventions Created During Westward Expansion
By Kiri Camp
1842- Sewing Machine
Invented in America by Robert Fulton. It was made to make a cheaper more efficient and faster way to move goods than by using the roads.
Invented by Samuel Morse as a way for communication to travel quickly
The American version of the sewing machine was patented by Elias Howe and sewed vertically and not horizontally like previous models
The first steam locomotive in the Northwest, a balloon-stack American built by Smith & Jackson at Paterson, NJ, arrived in St. Paul in 1861 -- on a Mississippi River steamboat.
This new fencing changed the West from vast and undefined prairies/plains to a land of farming, and widespread settlement.
1837- Steel Plow
John Deere invented the steel plow in 1837 when the Middle-West was being settled. The soil was different than that of the East and wood plows kept breaking.
Windmills used energy from the wind to pump water up from the ground so farmer could more easily water their crops.