Unit V Portfolio

Events

Steam-powered Car

Approx. 1700

Nicolas Cugnot came up with the idea for the first steam-powered car around 1700. However, it was not actually finished until around 1769.

Steam Engine

1712

In 1712, Thomas Newcomen created a more efficient steam engine that used pistons to separate and condense the water to make steam.

Clockwork Carriage

1740

The first "Clockwork Carriage" was created by Jacques de Vaucanson in 1740

Steamship

1775

In 1775 Jacques Perrier invented the first steamship. This allowed the transportation of goods to be significantly faster

Submarine

1776

In 1776 David Bushnell invented the first submarine, allowing for covert sea missions.

Steam Boat

1787

In 1787 John Fitch created a new and improved version of the Steam Boat

Bicycles

1791

Early bikes were created around 1719 and by 1791 it was perfected