The first natural gas well in the United States was drilled in Fredonia, New York, by William Hart.
The Tom Thumb model of train was created and soon every train was converted to burn coal instead of wood.
The first oil well in the United States was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania by Edwin Drake.
In the 1860s, ethanol was a very important chemical, Abraham Lincoln enacted the tax to enhance the war effort and the tax was lifted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.
John D. Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company in 1870, kickstarting the oil industry in the United States.
Thomas Edison starts up America's first power plant, throwing the switch at 3 pm on September 4, 1882, near Wall Street.
In Appleton, Wisconsin, the first hydroelectric plant in America was started up on Saturday, September 30, 1882.
The first electricity generating windmill in America was created in Cleveland, Ohio by Charles F. Brush.
The first geothermal electric plant in the world was created in Boise, Idaho in 1892.
Texas' vast oil reserves were discovered at a place called Spindletop in 1901, thus giving birth to America's modern oil industry.