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Industrial Inventions(12 Photos)
Inventions: Transportation(12 Photos)
Inventions: Communication(14 Photos)
Inventions: Inventors(8 Photos)
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial RevolutionVideo Clip (2:33)
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Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life.
Transcontinental RailroadVideo Clip (3:27)
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Find out how the transcontinental railroad transformed America into one nation.
Black GoldVideo Clip (2:41)
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Spindletop, an east Texas oil Field, produced 80,000 barrels a day and changed the country and oil production forever.
Thomas EdisonVideo Clip (2:51)
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Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life.
Lincoln's War Machine
Lincoln's War MachineVideo Clip (3:01)
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Twenty-four thousand miles of railroad replenishes troops and supplies for the North and delivers disaster to the South.
Steam Engine Drives a Revolution
Steam Engine Drives a RevolutionVideo Clip (2:50)
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The steam engine revolutionized the world of transportation. Was the invention really inspired by a boiling kettle? Get the real story.
Faces of America
Faces of AmericaVideo Clip (2:26)
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Prominent Americans talk about what makes America unique.
Industrial RevolutionVideo Clip (2:50)
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The development of the spinning machine by Sir Richard Arkwright in England led directly to the rise of the Industrial Revolution, and a new world of manufactured products.
The Ghosts of Slater Mill
The Ghosts of Slater MillVideo Clip (3:12)
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Do the ghosts of America's industrial past haunt the Slater Mill historic museum in Pawtucket, Rhode Island?
Characteristics of Early Factory Girls
Characteristics of Early Factory GirlsVideo Clip (2:04)
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Marissa Tomei performs the words of a young factory girl preparing to strike.
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902Video Clip (3:10)
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J.P Morgan versus the coalminers.
Innovations in Coal Mining
Innovations in Coal MiningVideo Clip (3:02)
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Take a trip inside a West Virginia coal mine and find out about the latest innovations in modern mining.
Mankind in 2 Minutes
Mankind in 2 MinutesVideo Clip (2:12)
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Experience the story of Mankind in 2 Minutes.
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and Power
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and PowerVideo Clip (3:50)
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The Standard Oil Trust grew to become an industrial monster thanks to John D. Rockefeller's vision and drive.
Invention of Electricity
Invention of ElectricityVideo Clip (4:22)
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Who really was first to discover electricity and who tried to stop scientists from harnessing it? Shocking discoveries!
The Birth of Telecommunications
The Birth of TelecommunicationsVideo Clip (4:11)
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Alexander Graham Bell thought he was on to something, but no one wanted his new invention. Hear the first messages to travel by wire and through the air.
Invention of the Lightbulb
Invention of the LightbulbVideo Clip (3:20)
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Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb, but it wasn't easy. See how multiple failures lead to a revolution that helped light up the world.
Edison's Failed Inventions
Edison's Failed InventionsVideo Clip (4:29)
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Thomas Edison had over 400 patents in just 8-years, but not all his ideas took off. See some bizarre failures from the Wizard of Menlo Park.
Invention of the Automobile
Invention of the AutomobileVideo Clip (4:16)
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Who inspired Henry Ford to get into the car business? See why motorized wheels has been called one of the greatest inventions in modern history.
First Telegraph Message
First Telegraph MessageVideo Clip (2:55)
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Morse's first telegram marked the beginning of the telecommunications revolution.
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Starting in Britain in the 1700s, the Industrial Revolution was a change from an agrarian to an industrialized society.Go
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