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Americans are great inventors. Just think, without Thomas Edison, we would not have lightbulbs, the phonograph (basically, the record player), or a kinetoscope (movie projector). Edison also opened the first movie studio and movie theater!

Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone.
The ballpoint pen was invented by John H. Land.
The Apple II was the first personal computer.
Eli Otis
invented the first passenger elevator.
Wilber and Orville Wright
invented the first airplane.
The first traffic light for automobiles was invented here in the USA in 1914.

Many popular kitchen appliances came from the United States.
Josephine Cochrane is responsible for the dishwasher. Fred Waring invented the blender in the 1920s. The electric toaster and the microwave oven were both invented here.

Fun toys also originated in the USA such as the teddy bear (named after US president, Teddy Roosevelt in 1902).
Silly Putty, the Slinky, and the Frisbee
were also thought up and produced in America.

American Indians gave us many of our popular foods such as popcorn and corn bread.
Would you believe, pumpkin pie also came from the Indians. Maple syrup that we use on pancakes is because the Indians taught the early settlers that maple trees had sweet say that could be made into rich syrup when boiled.
Dr. John Kellogg started the tradition of cold cereal with milk when he came up with corn flakes. Potato chips came about when a chef made his fried potatoes very thin, and customers loved them and so teh potato chip was born.
At the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair the cone for ice cream came about.
Most people think that Chili came from Mexico--not true. It comes from Texas.

You probably thought that Apple Pie came from America since we always say, "It's as American as apple pie"! No, apple pie came from Europe.

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2005
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