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Arjun Rajesh
2/17/2010 11:13:00 pm

There were many new inventions during this time which changed American life in a big way. One of the major ones is the battery. The battery powers all hand-held objects and it is still used very much today. That prooves that the battery was a very important invention. If they didn't create batteries back in the late nineteenth century many common househeld items that we own today wouldn't be there. Another major invention during that time period was the telephone. The telephone is our major form of communication and is very important today. The motorcycle is also a major invention. I think that we would be nowehere if not for the telephone. There were no cars back then so it was necessary for people to have some way to go from place to place quickly. I think that if not for the motorcycle nobody would have invented the car. These inventions certainly shaped our lives today.

Jessica Reed
2/18/2010 08:42:37 am

During the late nineteenth century there was a plethora of new inventions that improved many Americans lives. Some of the most obvious inventions are the practical electric light bulb by Thomas Edison and the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. Both of these inventions were made in 1876 and since then they have been very beneficial to people all around the world. Yet, there were some other great inventions that were made in the 1800s For example, Christopher Latham Sholes, in 1867, created the typewriter. This device allowed people in the workforce to write much faster than a person writing regularly. In return, the typewriters in the 1800s led way to electronic typewriters which led way to computers. Now computers are part of people’s daily lives and it all started from the first typewriter in 1867. Secondly, another major invention that has had a lasting impression in American lifestyles is the dishwasher. The dishwasher was invented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane. There are many more inventions that also affected countless lives in America and still do, and it all started in the late 19th century with the idea of inventing.


Molly Buring
2/21/2010 09:00:53 am

In the late 1900's, it was like the inventing time period of history. There were so many new things invented, for example cell phones, batteries, hand held calculators, "personal computers", and more, but of course we can't forget Barbie Dolls! The first "mobile phones" were invented in 1983 by Richard Frenkiel and Joel Engel. Batteries were invented around 1842. Calculators were invented in 1966. And Barbie Dolls were invented in 1959.
I think the most used inventions were batteries, like Arjun said, electrical light and the telephone, like Jessie said. Batteries were, and still are, used in every house whether in a toy, or in a regular household item, batteries were used in everything back then. It was one of the most common things used in the nineteenth century. Like Arjun said, if batteries weren't every created, many other things that need batteries wouldn't have been invented either.
The Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, and the electric light was invented by Thomas Edison. The telephone wasn't so popular because people weren't used to it, but eventually people got the hang of it. Electric lighting was so helpful for people for seeing. But anyways, the inventions I listed are just a few of the other awesome things made then.

Jessie's and Arjun's posts

Jessica Reed
3/5/2010 12:14:43 pm

I think that the inventions of the late 19th century were very beneficial. The inventions that were created over a hundred years ago have led way to the items we have today. I also think that the inventors that created these items were both very creative and very brave. I say brave because they most likely had a lot of opposition and criticism from people who thought that they were crazy to create such inventions. For example, I bet a few people were doubtful of Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and Thomas Edison's light bulb. Before these items were created, the thought of such things seemed impossible. Yet, these inventors were determined to prove the disbelievers wrong and their ambition has helped millions of people today.

6/9/2012 03:11:18 am

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