Each member of the Peanuts gang reports on various American inventions. Linus discusses Alexander Graham Bell while Peppermint Patty and Marcie talk about Thomas Edison, and Charlie Brown writes a report on the invention of the automobile.
Did You Know?
[giving his report on inventions while pictures are projected onto a screen
For ten years after the Civil War, from 1865-1875, a series of inventions began to transform the American way of life. The invention of the refrigerated railroad car meant that fruits and vegetables and and fish and beef could be carried across the country. During this ten year period, new inventions included everything from cable cars, to the vacuum, to the typewriter, to the billiard ball, but the greatest inventions ...