1749 - 1891
Invention of Lightning Rod
Spinning Mule is invented
The Industrial Revolution spreads across the US
First successful steamboat operation
trade routes are legalized in Great Britain
The Erie Canal is completed opening a water route from the Great Lakes to New York City and the Atlantic Ocean.
- The mechanical reaper is invented by Cyrus McCormick.
A blacksmith named John Deere invents the steel plow.
The telegraph is invented by Samuel Morse. This changes the way people can communicate from long distances.