History Test 1
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History Test 1
A method of steel making that could produce more steel in a day than others could in a week.
Increased production increased the availability of steel and resulted in it's widespread industrial use.
Produced kerosene (by refining crude oil), a cheap substitute for whale oil.
Easier to make due to cheaper steel.
Developed a compressed-air brake that increased railroad safety by allowing all the cars to stop at the same time.
Effects Of Growing Railroad Industry
Increased western settlement by making travel afordable and easy.
New towns sprang up where railroads were built, and exsisting towns grew into cities.
Economic Impact Of Railroads
Railroad companies supplied many jobs.
Helped out the steel and railroad car construction industrias.
Allowed companies to sell their proucts nationally.
made first gas powered internal combustion engine.
Charles and Frank Duryea
Built first practical car using Otto's gasoline engine.
Made by Wright brothers in 1903
Developed by Samuel Morse. Made communication faster and easier.
Made by Alexander Graham Bell. Women got jobs as telephone operators.
was the leading telegraph company and had more than 2,000 offices in 1886.
Made by Christopher Sholes.
Allowed users to quickly produce easily legible documents.
Gave jobs to women in typing pools.
Born in 1847
Invented the lightbulb, DC electricity, early motion pictures, and the kinetograph.
Opened one of the first electric power plants.
Invented in 1877.
Invented in 1879.
Stronger and bigger buildings.