Inventions In The 1800's

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1800’s Technologies In 1879 Thomas Edison created the first functioning light bulb. In today’s world the light bulb is used in everyday life as a basic tool. In the early 1800’s many new technologies were being born as the years had gone by in the early 1800’s; such as the canals, steamboats, railroads, telegraphs and much more. As the Edison’s light bulb affected the world’s daily functions, these technologies of the early 1800’s helped contribute to a change in the United States’ economy. One of these technologies was the invention of canals; canals helped boost the economy of the United States. Using the water from rivers canals allowed for more boat travel where rivers didn’t pass through. Canals were waterways that were manmade. Canals…show more content…
260). Steamboats were even faster than normal boats thanks to the steam engine powered by coal. The steamboat invented by Robert Fulton opened up new possibilities for trading (Hart, 2005, p. 260). Transportation was even faster which allowed for goods to be traded across the Sea and the country. Which meant less spoiled goods and more prosperous trade boosting the U.S.’ economy. Steamboats increased the U.S’s efficiency of transportation a leading to an increase in trade. Of course the big flaw with steamboats was in the few places were there weren’t any waterways transportation was still very slow which didn’t allow for the business men to maximize…show more content…
in the 1800’s was the telegraph invented by Samuel Morse (Lapanky-Werner, 2008, p. 232). The telegraph allowed for people to communicate with other people across the country to plan transportation of goods, and cause less confusion during the trading of goods. Also during war troops could be notified and prevent further unnecessary bloodshed which saved more soldiers lives which prevented the U.S. from needing to train new soldiers and pay the new soldiers (Lapanky-Werner, 2008, p. 232). Less ammunition and supplies was wasted the economy was boosted with more men to work and less money used on unnecessary equipment. An example of a situation when there was a lack of communication was the battle of New Orleans where Andrew Jackson led an attack after the war was over, without any way to contact troops on the other side this attack couldn’t be stopped. The telegraph helped to communicate around the country, trade throughout the country and foreign lands and prevent unnecessary battles in
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