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American Inventions and Innovation

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Read an article about the opening of the "American Inventions" exhibition in the National Museum of American History. Examine some of the artifacts featured in the exhibition and select one that you believe had the greatest impact. Write a persuasive essay on why this invention is so important.

Edison "New Year's Eve" Lamp

National Museum of American History

Invention for Improvement in Sewing Machines

National Museum of American History

Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart

National Museum of American History

Sholes, Glidden, & Soule Typewriter Patent Model

National Museum of American History

Morse's Experimental Telegraph

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Salk Polio Vaccine, Saukett Strain

National Museum of American History

Apple II Personal Computer

National Museum of American History

Alexander Graham Bell's Large Box Telephone

National Museum of American History

Ford Model T, 1926

National Museum of American History

Morse Daguerreotype Camera

National Museum of American History