science

Events

Eli Whitney invents cotton gin

1793

Simplistic new method of picking cotton eases the process of picking cotton, thereby reviving struggling slave economy of the South.

Scientists Immigrate to the US

1800

Many Scientists of this time were suppressed in their own countries on a political front. Led to much immigration in search of the ability to research freely

Dalton devises table of elements

1803

The first incarnation of the Table of Elements, established the rform which would be followed for centuries.

The first Steamboat sails the Mississippi

1811

The success of this steamboat set a precedent in a need for strong power sources to strengthening American Economy. Infrastructure of waterways could be monitored more closely.

Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic rotation

1821

Electromagnetic rotation is when a magnetized wire in a magnetic field is rotated in order to produce a current. This is eventually utilized to further the development of electrical power.

Alessandro Volta invents the electric battery

1825

The invention of the electric battery was one of the first innovations to offer the ability to contain electricity, establishing the possibility of creating products without the need for directly sourced electricity.

Samuel F.B. Morse designs improved electromagnetic telegraph

1832

Samuel Morse greatly improved upon Alexander Graham Bell's design for the telegram, making it faster and more efficient to communicate, forever changing the ability of opposing parties to communicate alerts in times of war.

Daguerre invents first form of photography

1839

This was the first time that people could capture real events on film. Led to developments which are still used in modern photography.

Issac Singer invents Singer Sewing Machine

1851

The first productive incarnation of the Sewing Machine, allowed clothes to be made at a much quicker rate, increasing localized commerce for clothing items, greatly impacting the economy.

Smith & Wesson invent revolver

1854

The Smith & Wesson Revolvers were revolutionary in their time, being compact yet powerful made them popular among the military as well as private users for protection. These revolvers would eventually play a large role in the Civil War as weapon of choice for both Confederacy and Union.

Charles Darwin Publishes The Origin of The Species

1859

This identified the reality of specialization and, for many, validated the idea of evolution. Resulting in much conflict between the scientific community and those strongly affiliated with religion.