US History Name __________________
Mr. Battaglia Date __________ Per ______
Chapter 16 Lesson 2
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
Directions: Using your textbook complete the following chart.
Inventor Invention Significance
Changed the way people
Made it easier and cheaper
to take photographs
Allowed electricity to
power factories, streetlights
Lewis Howard Latimer
Sped up the process for
keeping machines oiled
Jan E. Matzeliger