Industrialization/Monopolization, Women's Suffrage, Segregation, Fed regulation of Railroads, Imported Labor (China), Merit-based Fed. Government hiring
Invented the lightening rod, bifocal glasses, and the first circulating library in 1731
Invented the cotton gin which made the South wealthy
Invented the electric light bulb, phonograph, phonographic record, and the motion-picture projector
Invented the telephone and telegraph, hydroairplane, improved the phonograph
Manufactured the first affordable car, was the first to use conveyor belt assembly-line in a car factory and paid workers so they could afford the car they made.
Invented the first working airplane: biplane with 2 propellors which flew 12 seconds in Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903