Inventions/Innovations In The Second Industrial Revolution

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   Bessemer Converter    
A process, created by Henry Bessemer, which produced steel faster by using extreme heat.
A way to communicate using wires, created by Samuel Morse.
A way to communicate using audio, created by Alexander Graham Bell.
  Electric Light   
A device which produces light using electricity, created by Thomas Edison.
A way to travel through the air, created by Orville and Wilbur Wright.
 Automatic Air Brakes    
Created by George Westinghouse, this invention allowed a locomotive and all of its cars to stop at the same time, making travel safer.
Devices that could capture and record moving images.
 Department Stores/Chain Stores/ Mail Order Stores    
Stores in which you could get: several items, the same items everywhere, and goods from far away straight to your door. Common manufacturers were John Wanamaker,Woolworth, and Sears and Roebuck.
  Transcontinental Railroad
The railroad which stretched across the entire United States, formed by a merge of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads.