Additional Resources – The Republic of Gadgets – America’s Great Inventors

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  1. Benjamin Franklin, Kite Experiment, Philadelphia, PA, 1752
  2. The Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution and the Experiment in Ordered Liberty, Philadelphia, PA, 1788 to the Present
  3. The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C., 1790 to the Present
  4. Eli Whitney, the Cotton Gin, Savannah, GA, 1793
  5. Robert Fulton, the Steamboat, Submarine, and Torpedo, NYC, 1807
  6. Samuel Colt, Colt Fire-Arms, Paterson, NJ, 1836
  7. Samuel Morse, Telegraph System and Morse Code, Washington, D.C., 1844
  8. Charles Goodyear, Vulcanized Rubber, Springfield, MA/New York, 1844
  9. Alexander Graham Bell, the Telephone, Boston, MA, 1876
  10. Thomas A. Edison, Light Bulb, Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera, and Research Laboratory, Menlo Park, NJ, 1879
  11. Nikola Tesla, Alternating Current (AC) Induction Motor, NY, 1888
  12. Henry Ford, Model T and Assembly Line, Detroit, MI, 1908/1913
  13. The Wright Brothers, First Flight, Kitty Hawk, NC, 1903
  14. George Washington Carver, Scientist, Tuskegee, AL, 1915-23
  15. Robert Goddard, First Liquid-Fueled Rocket, Auburn, MA, 1926
  16. Philo Farnsworth, All-Electronic Television, San Francisco, CA, 1927
  17. Howard Hughes, Aviation Pioneer, Culver City, CA, 1930s-40s
  18. Jonas Salk, Polio Vaccine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955
  19. United States Department of Defense, the Internet, Los Angeles/UCLA, USA, 1960s-1970s
  20. NASA/Thomas Kelley, Apollo Lunar Module, Bethpage, NY, 1969
  21. Ray Tomlinson, Electronic Mail, Boston, MA, 1971
  22. Martin “Marty” Cooper, Cellular Mobile Phone, Schaumburg, IL, 1973
  23. John Blankenbaker, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Bob Noyce/IBM-Intel-Apple-Microsoft, Personal Computers, Silicon Valley, CA, 1970s
  24. Lyman Spitzer, Jr., Space Telescope, Princeton, NJ, 1946-1990
  25. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google, Palo Alto, CA, 1998