Industrial Revolution

Events

Samuel Slater arrives in U.S with plans of textile mill

1789

Eli Whitney applys for a patent for the cotton gin

1794

Eli Whitney does a demonstration for U.S congress

1801

Robert Fulton's steamboat the Clermont makes its first commercial voyage

1807

Construction begins on the National Road

1811

Work begins on the Erie canal

1817

Erie Canal construction finished

1825

The first mill opened in the town of Lowell

1827

Samuel Morse receives patent for telegraph

1840

Elias Howe recieves a patent for his sewing machine

1846

The first permanent trans-Atlantic cable was completed

1866

The first labor union in the U.S is formed called the national labor union

1866

The golden spike ceremony completes the TCR

1869

Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill opened

1875

The first telephone patent was issued to Alexander Graham Bell

1876

The first electric lightbolb patent was issued to Thomas Edison

1880

The great southwest railroad strike occurred

1886

The first gasoline powered automobile in the U.S

1891

The first successful flight in the U.S was completed by the Wright brothers

1903

Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly line

1913