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					American Growth                         U.S. History 1                              Coach Pritch

     Rise of Industrial America: Inventors, Inventions, and the Market Revolution
                           Internet-Based Research Project

You will be researching an 18th or 19th century (1700s-1800s) inventor,
invention, or part of the Market Revolution on the internet. The internet can
be an invaluable tool for research if used properly and effectively. This
project will be done solely using the internet for your research, information,
and images.

There are a few components to your project.
   With the information that your research uncovers, you create a
      PowerPoint presentation. The point of the presentation is to describe
      your topic’s impact on America and the world at large. What effect
      has the topic had on life, society, culture, the world? Is there lasting
      impact to today, or was it something that changed the way life or
      business was handled in the 1700s/1800s?
         o This paper is not a biography of the inventor of the invention
             you’ve chosen. You may have one slide at the most on the
             inventor, but the assignment is not a bio of the inventor.
         o The presentation slides should be graphically pleasing, but
             don’t go overboard with the sounds and special effects. On the
             other hand, you don’t want boring white slides. The point is to
             demonstrate the impact of you topic in the most visually
             pleasing way.
         o You need a title slide and a “Works Cited” slide
         o You must have three different sources of information. If you
             use Wikipedia, that does NOT count as one of the 3 sources.
             Wikipedia is a decent place to start and may lead you to other
             sources. If you cite it as a source, you will then have to cite 3
             other sources.
   You will present your project to the class. I don’t want you to simply
      stand in front of the class and read your slides. It will only last 4-5
      minutes. You’re basically giving a speech about your invention. You
      may have notes or index cards with you.
   You must tell me your topic before you begin!
   The project is due Friday, March 18, 2011.
         o Every day late is a letter grade off.
   If you have any questions, please see me or email me
      epritchard@hazlet.org during the week. Good luck!! Have fun!
American Growth             U.S. History 1                       Coach Pritch




Topics

Samuel Slater        Water frame             Flush toilet
Colt firearms        James Watt (steam       Locomotives,
                     engine)                 railroads
Erie Canal           Alexander Hamilton      New York Stock and
                     Report on               Exchange Board
                     Manufactures
Wall Street          Stephen Girard          Gibbons v. Ogden
James Lowell         Textile mills           Power loom
Guillotine           Robert Fulton           Eli Whitney (cotton
                     (steamboat)             gin)
Eli Whiney           The Spinning Jenny      The Whitney Musket
(interchangeable
parts)
The Fulton           Morse                   The Deere Plow
Steamboat            Code/Telegraph
The McCormick        The Singer Sewing       Carbonated water
Reaper               Machine
The thermometer      The battery             The submarine
The Smith Revolver   The Microphone          Matches
The Oil Well         The Passenger           The Burglar Alarm
                     Elevator
The Steam Train      The Typewriter          Light bulb
Ben Franklin         parachute
(countless
inventions)

				
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