Bellwork What are inventors? Which inventions do you think have had the biggest impact on our lives? Why? How does technology affect our lives?
The Growth of Industry Rap
End of the frontierIndians pushed into reservationsWild West is tamed and settled
Inventions and Innovations
The Expansion of IndustryIron and steelBessemer process
Bessemer Process Video
SteelSteel is used for:RailroadsPlows, reapers, farm toolsFood cans
Thomas Edison Inventor of the phonograph, innovator of the electric light bulb, power plants, and set up the 1st industrial research lab
With electricity, factories can work more hours and be anywhere.
Telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell
"Mr. WatsonCome hereI want to see you"