From the late 18th century to the early 19th century, the Industrial Revolution in the United States created advancements in the fields of manufacturing and technology. One of the most influential innovations that emerged from this period was the telegraph. Invented by Samuel F. B. Morse, the telegraph transformed how information was transmitted by allowing messages to be sent and received over long distances. The invention influenced many sectors of the economy, including warfare. Most significantly, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was the first to deploy this technology to gain a strategic advantage over an opponent.
In the early 18th century, the invention of steam engine powered machines allowed the mass production and transport of goods (Hawkins 4/6/17). The steam engine in trains and steamboats enabled farmers to transport harvested crops over long distances quickly to large metropolitan areas, which reduced the frequency of spoiled foods and allowed consumer goods to be transported in vast quantities. The growth of Industrialization in powerful western nations, such as the Great Britain, France, and the United States, enabled these nations to develop market economies driven by production; However, in