the dirty dozen in inventions

Tommy Puleo

Steven Calantone

Matt Conforti

  • The cotton gin was first patented in 1794 by a name of eli whitney it was a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton not only did it manufacture cotton fast but it was more efficient.
  • Cotton was america's leading export. In the 19th century cotton was in high demand which made the cotton gin such a necessity
  • cotton today is very important most of the clothing we wear are made out of cotton.

late 1700s eli whitney invented the interchangeable parts for muskets. he realized that if he made standardized patterns that fit in all the guns. this was a big breakthrough in gun making it was considered a skilled craft and this invention made it easier. theses parts made it a faster way to produce guns and other products.

In 1913 henry ford made the first moving assembly line for mass production of the automobile. purpose of this innovation was reduce the amount of time it took to build an automobile. the average time it took to build a car before the assembly line was about 12 hours with the assembly line it only took 2 hours and 30 minutes. the assembly line changed manufacturing forever the faster you made the product the less time your employees worked and the more you made.before you knew it every factory and manufacturer was using henry ford's assembly line which we still use till this day.

The steam engine was the first engine to experience widespread use. The steam engine was first invented in 1705 by a man thomas newcomen and by james watt in 1769. Steam engines powered locomotive steamboat and factories. this innovation helped start the industrial revolution. The steam engine made travel and transportation easier and faster.The steam engine was major building block for the industrial revolution and for this country

The transistor was first developed in 1947 in bell laboratories by a man named William Shockley. The transistor is an electrical component used in a circuit to control a large amount of current or voltage. Also known as the building block for the digital revolution, the transistor’s importance consists of controlling energy in electrical products.

A microchip can be found in many if not all electronic items around your house, from something as big as your car to something as small as your child’s electronic toy. A microchip is an interconnected electronic component such as transistors and resistors that are etched or imprinted on a tiny chip of semiconducting material. It was co-invented by Jack kilby from Texas instruments and James Noyce from Fairchild Semiconductor in the late 1950s.  

In the 1870s, Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both independently invented devices that could transmit speech electrically. This device became known as the telephone. This device was invented to communicate easier with people. Since they both thought they should get credit for the invention, Gray and Bell entered a famous legal battle, which Alexander Graham Bell ended up winning.

There is not one person who gets credited with the invention of T.V. but there are many events that led to it. In 1884, Paul Nipkow invented the scanning disk and patented the first mechanical television system. In 1911, Boris Rosing and Vladimir Zworykin invented a T.V. system using a mechanical mirror-drum scanner. Finally, in 1939 at the World’s Fair in New York City, the T.V. made it’s official debut with a presidential address by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The television was invented for entertainment usage and that has not changed.

The first car was made by Henry Ford. The blueprint for a modern automobile like this was made in the late 1800s by Germany. By the 1920s The first three major motor vehicle companies that started we're Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. The Automobile is important because it impacted how transportation happens today in society. People everywhere in the world have or have owned a car. It is one of the easiest transportation sources in the world. Driving a car is much faster than walking or biking to your destination. This is the most used vehicle in the world.

The cell phone has evolved since 1983. A person named Martin Cooper created the first wireless phone. The cell phone is the biggest invention that hit the U.S. it made communicating with people a lot easier. They did not need to write letters back and forth to each other. People on an average check their phones at least 150 times a day. People use their phones more than anything on the planet. The cell phone also can be carried around with you it has evolved over the years tremendously. The newest phones are the lightest and easiest phones to work.

The Internet does not have one inventor. Over time the internet has changed drastically. The way people used the internet is different from the way people used it when the first computer came out. The Internet got its start in the U.S. more than 50 years ago as a government weapon in the cold war. In todays society we use the internet in everyday life, with pages line Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many more people can stay communicated in all of those ways. The internet can also give you information that come faster to you than anything.

The computer is one of the most helpful inventions in the U.S. that people don't realize most of the time. The PC was a helpful invention during the WW2 era. They used to be called Microcomputers. The PC for kids was fun because it had some games on it that people loved. Over time the creation of gaming on the computers has developed some addicting habits. The computer has said to cause seizures to people and could strain your eyes, but today people still use it. It helps some people out because they might need a PC for work or if they need to take it with them for a big presentation, all of the stuff they need will stay in the PC as it was to be presented.

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