19th Century Technology

Current Belief- Zach Hackett


Technology in the 19th century transformed life in the countryside and “gave people higher expectations for improving their standard of living” (The USA Online). Because of this, technology created more jobs, which in turn made people learn to like technology. Technology made people’s lives easier. It also made jobs safer and more plentiful. It also inspired more people to invent things that could help America and her people. With technology available to the consumer, people out in the country could buy this technology and make money off of it. It also made farming more easier. It gave the farmers the ability to harvest more as well as plant more. This gave the farmers enough for “trading for nearly everything required by their own families” (Library Of Congress). Because of this, many farmers and their families were able to get not just what they needed, but some of what they wanted. This made the technology very likable.

Works Cited
"Rural Life in the United States - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress." Rural Life in the United States - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2013.
"Urbanization of America, Growth of Cities." Growth of Cities. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2013.

Emerging Theories- Enrique Camacho

The first machine that can be classified as a typewriter was patented by Henry Mill in Britain in 1714. Typewriters became more advanced in 19th Centruy with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. However, they still had problems. Remington & Sons sold many typewriters then hired Charles Wyman due to reports that many of the typewriters were breaking shortly after purchase. Charles was not able to fix this problem as "in December, fewer then twenty-five percent of the machines were in use, the expert being unable to keep them in working order" as stated by TypewriterMuseum. However, for the lucky few whose typewriters did work, they praised the machine for making business reports and news stories easier and faster to produce. Time passed and the typewriter became more and more practical in the office. It also created some social theories. Companies began hiring single to sit at a desk and type on the typewriter all day. 81% of females registered as typists, or "typewriters", in the 1910. This social idea led to the creation of jokes of salacious businessmen making advances on female typists. Though this was not viewed positively by all, the typewriter dwarfed all emerging criticisms with its usefulness.

Works Cited
"Typewriters." OfficeMuseum. OfficeMuseum. Web. 10 Jan 2013.

"Typewriter." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , 9 Jan 2013. Web. 10 Jan 2013.

Radical Belief

Obviously the Amish group very strongly disagreed and stated hatred on this technology

Popular Attitude- Dylan Trionfo
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In the world there is a mode of transportation called a bike, which are the principal means of transportation in many regions. Stated by Worldometers, “They were provided a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for such uses as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services and bicycle racing”. With bicycles being a big thing the basic shape and configuration of a typical upright, or safety bicycle, has changed a bit since the first chain-driven model that was developed around 1885. Since then many details have been upgraded, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. With the bike it has allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for diverse for diverse types of cycling. Ever since the invention of the bicycle has had an enormous effect on society, both in the terms of culture and advancing modern industrial methods. There have been several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were invented for the bicycle including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, and tension-spoked wheels. Without the bicycle we wouldn’t have new modes of transportation that has helped provide us with another choice to use as transportation to get from place to place. Bikes have just been a huge impact to our nation. That is why bikes are still used today.

Work Cited
"Bicycles produced in the World- Sources and Methods." Worldometers. Worldometers. Web. 8 Jan 2013.

Herlihy, David V.. "David V. Herlihy ." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , 26 2012. Web. 8 Jan 2013.