INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION VOCABULARY

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CUSTOMER

•SOMEONE WHO
BUYS OR USES
GOODS AND
SERVICES

TELEGRAPH

•INVENTOR?
•SAMUEL MORSE
•THE TELEGRAPH WAS…
•A DEVISE THAT SENT LITTLE BURSTS
OF ELECTRICITY ALONG WIRES. IT
WAS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING

INVESTOR
•SOMEONE WHO PUTS MONEY INTO A BUSINESS
TO MAKE A PROFIT

PROFIT
•THE MONEY AN

INVESTOR EARNS
WHEN THE BUSINESS
DOES WELL

CYRUS FIELD
• STARTED?
• A COMPANY TO LAY A TELEGRAPH CABLE ACROSS
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

• ACCOMPLISHMENT?
• ON JULY 1866, THE TRANSATLANTIC CABLE MADE IT
POSSIBLE TO SEND TELEGRAPH MESSAGES TO
EUROPE.

CHRISTOPHER SHOLES

•INVENTED?
•THE TYPEWRITER

TELEPHONE

•INVENTED BY?
•ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

•WHAT DID IT DO?
•IT IMPROVED COMMUNICATION BY
MAKING IT QUICKER AND EASIER

THOMAS EDISON

•INVENTED?
•THE PHONOGRAPH AND THE
LIGHT BULB

INCANDESCENT LIGHTBULB
•A SAFE TYPE OF LIGHT BULB
INVENTED BY THOMAS EDISON

•HELPED LIGHT FACTORIES,
HOMES, AND MADE ELECTRICITY
POPULAR.

INCANDESCENT LIGHTBULB
•A SAFE TYPE OF LIGHT BULB INVENTED BY
THOMAS EDISON

•HELPED LIGHT FACTORIES, HOMES, AND MADE
ELECTRICITY POPULAR.