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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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  Benjamin Franklin
  Samuel F. B. Morse
  Men of Progress
  George Washington Carver
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Unit 2: Those Inventive Americans!


The individuals portrayed in this unit are characterized by an ingenious and enterprising spirit. From the advancement of communication, to greater efficiency in manufacturing, to the improvement of farming techniques, each inventor contributed to the growth and prosperity of America and paved the way for the technological advances of today.