The american industrial revolution

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The american industrial revolution

  1. 1. The American Industrial Revolution The creation of a nation
  2. 2. Energy and Power
  3. 3. Energy & Power <ul><li>1858 Edwin Drake discovered Oil in Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this discovery important for a developing nation? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Energy & Power
  5. 5. Energy & Power
  6. 6. Electricity Westinghouse discovered alternating current (A/C) which improved on Edison’s direct current. Why is this an improvement? What happens with A/C electricity?
  7. 7. Electricity New electronics are invented such as the light bulb and the electric chair. Can you predict others?
  8. 8. Communication <ul><li>Two very important inventions develop at this time. These two inventions create the first communication boom in U.S. History. </li></ul><ul><li>The second gave us T.V. and Radio later in mid 1900’s the third gave us cell phones and the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Name the two from this era. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communication Telegraph Samual Morse: Developed Morse Code in 1844 and connected the country through electric wires. How did people communicate before this invention?
  10. 10. Communication Telephone
  11. 11. Communication <ul><li>The telephone was created by whom? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the telephone from the 1800’s different from today? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transportation - Railroads <ul><li>The Transcontinental Railroad is was of the most important moments in our developing nation. Why? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Transportation - Railroads
  14. 14. Transportation - Railroads A gold spike was used as the final spike driven into the ground during the connection of both parts of the railroad seen in the previous picture.
  15. 15. Transportation - Railroads
  16. 16. Material Improvement <ul><li>Steel developed from Iron through the Bessemer Process. This creation of steel is very important. Explain why? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Material Improvement

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