#31  

Cross Currents 

#31  

Cross Currents 

#34       American Technology     

Last Update: November 2, 2016

OK PASS Objectives

Before 1800
  1.  farmers still used crude hand tools and wooden plows
  2.  land was plentiful (private property)

 Agricultural Revolution 1825-1850

 

Eli Whitney-  
invented the cotton gin

       
King Cotton
   
gin made cotton king in the South and increased the need for more slaves
Watch 12 Years a Slave Auction 3min video   Cotton Pickin 4 min video

Watch Harvesting Cotton and Sugar Beets 9 min video:

John Deere  invented the steel plow this tool kept its cutting edge as it rolled over the topsoil

Watch Lowell Housing 3 min video

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A. Identify the impact of new inventions and industrial production methods, including new technologies in transportation and communication between 1850-1920

 

 

Cyrus Mc Cormick    
     invented the reaping machine
 

Watch Harvesting and Reaping Machines 14 min video:
 
    Private ownership of land
    1.  instilled a sense of healthy pride
    2.  desire to make a well-earned profit
    3.  assured the discipline and responsibility
        of every family member
 
Elias Howe invented the sewing machine improved upon by Isaac Singer
 
Transportation and Communication
Erie Canal  1825 Link

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A. Identify the impact of new inventions and industrial production methods, including new technologies in transportation and communication between 1850-1920

Steam locomotive AKA Iron Horse

       1.   The railroad was faster, more efficient than water transportation

       2.   Railroad made possible the settlement of the west


 Watch Hero's steam engine. 3 min video

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  Robert Fulton  developed the first successful steamboat called the "Clairmont"
    -
    It traveled from New York City up the Hudson River
    to the city of Albany.  150 miles in 30 hours normally
    2 weeks by horse wagon

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         New York Ferry boat                             clipper ships

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Advancements in Communication

"Wanted - Young, Skinny, 
Wiry Fellows not over 18. 
  Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily."  Orphans prefered.

    Pony Express

   

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A. Identify the impact of new inventions and industrial production methods, including new technologies in transportation and communication between 1850-1920

Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California.  

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New forms of Communication

 

electricity - the ability to send electrical impulses by wire
 

Samuel F. B. Morse  invented the telegraph  and morse code          
     Morse telegraph 2 min video
Watch The Rise of the Telegraph 6 min video:

Watch Morse Talent from Paris 2 min video

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Watch Cyrus Field and the Transatlantic Cable 11 min video:

    New Technology  made life easier for all Americans.

    technology  : the application of science to industry
                          AKA Applied Sciences

Watch "The Daily Pulse of Global Innovation" 5 min video

What did we learn today?

What was the impact of new inventions?

How does technology make life easier?

 

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