Invention and Innovation 1850-1900 . U.S. Industrial Revolution . Three Factors Wealth of natural resources Government support for business Growing population . Oil Boom 1859. Edwin Drake- 1 st to use steam engine to drill for oil Watch Gusher Video. Steel 1850.
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U.S. Industrial Revolution • Three Factors • Wealth of natural resources • Government support for business • Growing population
Oil Boom 1859 • Edwin Drake- 1st to use steam engine to drill for oil • Watch Gusher Video
Steel 1850 • Bessemer process- injected air into hot iron to remove carbon • Steel- lighter, stronger, didn’t rust
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