Industrial Revolution One Word Summary Jessie Brown 8th hour

During the industrial revolution, many people came up with new ideas to better revolutionize the country. Peter Pappas of the Progress and Poverty in Industrial America says, “Prolific inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) has had a profound impact on modern life. In his lifetime, the ‘Wizard of Menlo Park’ patented 1,093 inventions, including the phonograph, the kinetograph (motion picture camera), and the kinetoscope (a motion picture viewer).” If Edison didn't have these ideas, his inventions would have never came to be. It took ideas for inventors to create their inventions and to perfect them as well. Thomas Edison said, “I want to see a phonograph in every home!” While other inventors created many amazing inventions, none invented quite as many as Mr. Edison, without Edison’s ideas, we never would have have had some of his amazing inventions; including the phonograph.

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