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                                 Chapter 16 Lesson 2
                                    “Inventions”

Directions: Answer the following questions in COMPLETE sentences.

1. Name and describe TWO inventions that changed the way Americans communicated.




2. How did the telegraph affect communication?




3. Which of Thomas Edison’s inventions do you think is the most valuable to our world?
Explain your answer.




4. What qualities made the Model T popular?




5. What manufacturing methods did Henry Ford use to make his new automobile
affordable?
Directions: Using your textbook complete the following chart.


         Inventor                      Invention                   Significance

Samuel Morse

                             TransAtlantic Telegraph


                                                           Changed the way people
                                                           communicated.


William Sholes


                             Adding Machine

                                                           Made it easier and cheaper
                                                           to take photographs


John Thurman


                             Electric Lightbulb

                                                           Allowed electricity to
                                                           power factories, streetlights
                                                           and lamps

Lewis Howard Latimer


                             Electric Incubator

                                                           Sped up the process for
                                                           keeping machines oiled


Jan E. Matzeliger


                             Model T

				
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