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The Industrial Revolution
Transcript of The Industrial Revolution
Who Invented the Camera?
Christopher Latham Sholes invented the first practical typewriter and introduced the keyboard layout that is familiar today in 1868. He licensed his patent to Remington & Sons of Ilion, New York.
THE MODEL T
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The first camera was invented by Alexander Wolcott but the earliest photographs were not taken with Alexander Wolcott's invention.
His design was patented on May 8, 1840.
It made it possible to candid photos to be taken and not fade away with time.
Henry Ford invented the assembly line and the Model T.
The Model T was a better and cheaper automobile, and the assembly line reduced production time.
He was responsible for transforming the automobile from an invention of unknown utility into an innovation that profoundly shaped the 20th century and continues to affect our lives today.
In 1903, at Kitty Hawk, NC, the Wright brothers conducted a program of aeronautical research and experimentation that led to the first successful powered airplane in 1903 and a refined, practical flying machine two years later.
The genius of Wilbur and Orville lay not only in the act of getting a flying machine into the air, but also in the approach they evolved and employed to create the technology of flight.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
AFRICAN american inventors
George Washington Carver
Carver developed crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in soil and discovered hundreds of new uses for crops such as the peanut, which created new markets for farmers, mostly in the South.
His discoveries greatly improved the agriculture output and the health of Southern farmers.
Mostly at Tuskegee, AL
Lewis Latimer was known for improving Edison's light bulb.
He created a light bulb with a filament made of much more durable carbon which was called the incandescent electric light bulb.
He went on to develop the now familiar threaded socket (though his was wooden) for his improved bulb.
Latimer's other patented inventions include such diverse items as the first water closet (i.e., toilet) for railroad cars (1874) and a forerunner of the air conditioner (1886).
INVENTOR OF BASKETBALL
Dr. James Naismith invented basketball while teaching physical education at the Springfield College (then known as the International YMCA Training School) in Springfield, Mass. of the winter of 1891.
He was given 14 days to develop an indoor game that would capture the interest of students confined indoors during the cold winter.
So he used peach baskets as the goal and it wasn't until later that the bottoms of the baskets were cut off.
Two of the centers met at mid-court, Naismith tossed the ball, and the game of “basket ball” was born.
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GIANTS OF INDUSTRY
Andrew Carnegie amassed a great fortune in the steel industry.
He sold his steel company, led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry, and was among the first to implement the open-hearth steel making process later
He later on became a major philantrophist.
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J.P. Morgan, one of America's most important financial leaders, financed railroads and helped organize U.S. Steel, General Electric and other major corporations.
By 1902, he controlled 5,000 miles of railroad in the U.S. and used his influence to help stabilize American financial markets during several economic crises, including the panic of 1907.
However, he faced criticism that he had too much power and won many enemies.