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Inventions Created During Westward Expansion

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Kiri Camp

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Inventions Created During Westward Expansion
By Kiri Camp
1807-The Steamboat
1837-The Telegraph
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
1861-Steam Locomotive

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.

1867-Barbed Wire

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.
1855-Windmills
Windmills used energy from the wind to pump water up from the ground so farmer could more easily water their crops.
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