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New Technologies and Transportation. Transportation Revolution. Rapid improvement of speed and cost Changed the way people traveled and shipped goods Made possible by the steam engine. Robert Fulton. Created the 1 st successful Steamboat Called the “Clermont”. Peter Cooper.

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transportation revolution
Transportation Revolution
  • Rapid improvement of speed and cost
  • Changed the way people traveled and shipped goods
  • Made possible by the steam engine
robert fulton
Robert Fulton
  • Created the 1st successful Steamboat
  • Called the “Clermont”
peter cooper
Peter Cooper
  • Built one of the first locomotives
  • Called “Tom Thumb”
gibbons vs ogden
Gibbons vs. Ogden
  • Gibbons wanted to run his boats between NY and NJ, Ogden sued because he had the rights to NY
  • It reached the Supreme Court where Gibbons won
  • Marshall’s ruling reinforced federal government authority over states
communication by wire
Communication by wire
  • Samuel Morse develops the telegraph
  • Sends signal through wire using Morse code
  • Trans continental line finished in 1861
agricultural improvements
Agricultural Improvements
  • Made farming possible in mid-west
  • Made farming faster
cyrus mccormick
Cyrus McCormick
  • develops mechanical reaper
  • allows farmers to buy on credit
the sewing machine
The Sewing Machine
  • Invented by Elias Howe
  • Isaac Singer - improved sewing machine which is simple to run
  • Women began earning money sewing at home