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2nd Industrial Revolution/ Patents

Number of Patents :


1790 - 1860: 36,000 patents


1860 - 1890: 500,000 patents

Thomas Edison

Accomplishments:


Made electric power widely available (light bulb)


1880


Power plant for New York City 1882

Transcontinental Railroad

Symbolization:


1862 East Coast to Mississippi River


New lines laid between Omaha, Nebraska, and Sacramento, California


Improved transportation of goods, people and communication

Telegraph/ Telephone

Communication:


Telegraph sends messages over wire, Morse code followed


Telephone communicates through lines over wide span area

Bessemer Process

Without Creation:


Without the Bessemer Process the Brooklyn Bridge may not have been possible as mass production of steel that is lighter, stronger and flexible is not available

The United States