The Industrial Revolution that occurred in the 19th century was of great importance to the economic future of the United States. Three industrial developments led the way to industrialization in America:
- Transportation was expanded.
- Electricity was effectively harnessed.
- Improvements were made to industrial processes.
|James Watt||First reliable Steam Engine||1775|
|Eli Whitney||Cotton Gin, Interchangeable parts for muskets||1793, 1798|
|Robert Fulton||Regular Steamboat service on the Hudson River||1807|
|Samuel F. B. Morse||Telegraph||1836|
|Elias Howe||Sewing Machine||1844|
|Isaac Singer||Improves and markets Howe's Sewing Machine||1851|
|Cyrus Field||Transatlantic Cable||1866|
|Alexander Graham Bell||Telephone||1876|
|Thomas Edison||Phonograph, First Long-Lasting Incandescant Light Bulb||1877, 1879|
|Nikola Tesla||Induction Electric Motor||1888|
|Rudolf Diesel||Diesel Engine||1892|
|Orville and Wilbur Wright||First Airplane||1903|
|Henry Ford||Model T Ford, Large-Scale Moving Assembly Line||1908, 1913|