There were many amazing inventions and innovations that sparked during the industrial revolution that would change the way Americans think of technology forever. The telegraph was a device that could send signals across connected wires in the form of code this device would allow people to send messages instantaneously instead of sending a letter to them that could take days. Possibly the most controversial invention I the industrial revoution would be the cotton gin it was mostly used in the south to harvest the seeds from cotton so they could be sold but the south heavily relied upon slave labor for their work but cotton soon became the main crop in the south thanks to the cottons success and in no time America had 3/4 of the worlds cotton."However, the cotton gin changed this, for it allowed cotton fibers and seeds to be separated at a rate of 50 pounds per day. This revolutionary device was a success, and within a decade of its invention, cotton had become the primary crop of the South,". Aside from the cotton gin and the telegraph the steam engine was developed which led to the locomotive and train tracks used to transport goods faster.These inventions truly improved the lives of Americans and their concepts would go on to create even more advanced technology in the future.
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