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Inventions(US1.8c)

TermDefinition
cotton gin increased the production of cotton, thus increasing the need for slave labor to cultivate and pick the cotton
reaper increased productivity of the American farmer
steamboat provided faster river transportation that connected Southern plantations and farms to Northern industries and Western territories
steam locomotive provided faster land transportation
Eli Whitney invented cotton gin
Jo Anderson/Cyrus McCormick invented reaper
Robert Fulton entrepreneur that improved the steamboat
inventor someone who is the first to think of or make something
entrepreneur someone who organizes resources to bring a new or better good or service to market in hopes of earning a profit
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