Purpose To help students see what inventors have to think about when making an invention, particularly the kinds of effects they can have on people.
National roads were built to make transportation easier, but railroads and steamboats made the movement of raw materials and manufactured goods even faster.
Byjust twenty years after the engine Tom Thumb lost its race against a railroad car pulled by a horse, about nine thousand miles of railroad track crossed the nation.
One of the early railroad lines was the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western. In the s, the president of this new company commissioned the artist George Inness to paint The Lackawanna Valley to use for advertising purposes.
While documenting the achievements of the railroad, Inness also created a convincing view of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steam-powered trains were fueled by wood or coal this one uses wood.
They released smoke and soot in the air that often made rail travel dirty. It was not uncommon for porters to brush passengers off at the end of the line.
Ina passenger wrote this firsthand account of an early trip by rail: The [coaches] were coupled together with chains, leaving from two to three feet slack.
Each of the tossed passengers who had an umbrella raised it as a protection against the smoke and fire. They were found to be little protection, for I think in the first mile the last umbrella went over-board, all having their covers burnt off from the flames.
Ludlum, History of The United States, vol. Beginnings to Boston: Dickinson was born and lived in Amherst, Massachusetts.
In her late twenties, she became increasingly withdrawn and thereafter seldom ventured outside her home. Valleys, mountains, roads, quarries, hills. Trees had to be cut down to accommodate the railroad just as today trees must be cleared to make way for new highways.
But cutting down trees can be harmful to the environment.
How would you handle this issue? What new information has this painting and poem taught you about the nineteenth century?
Activity There were many scientific, medical, and technological advances that improved the quality of life in nineteenth-century America. These patented inventions include:Effects of the car on societies.
Jump to navigation Jump to search. World map of motorization rates, i.e., road vehicles per there is a very small impact. Walking or cycling often have net positive impacts on society as they help reduce health costs and produce virtually no pollution.
Private or internal costs. The Impact of the Invention of the Automobile on Society and the World Words 3 Pages Karl Benz invented the first automobile in ; it has changed the world in how we commute every day.
What impact did this invention have? The work of inventors like Charles Babbage demonstrated the concept of a programmable computer. Many of the companies that began producing calculators later became computer companies. Impact of the Telegraph The significance of the telegraph was something Morse foresaw, and he knew how the technology would have to be handled to prevent misuse.
He also earned great accolades from around the world for his invention. The Invention and Impact of The Computer Mouse If you ask people to name one of the most important technologies of the twentieth century, one of the answers would most certainly be the computer. A computer, however, is not a technology all to itself.
Impact Inventing: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets Alexander N. Pan Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.