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Which technological change has had the largest effect on life in this country?

Technology and the changes it brings can have a very big effect on our lives. Which technological change has had the largest effect on life in this country? Why? Prepare at least a 350-word essay explaining the technology you have chosen and how it has affected our lives. As you write your paper, remember your essay will be scored based on how well you address the following:

Develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your controlling idea to the audience.

Support your controlling idea with meaningful examples, reasons, and information based upon your research or readings.

Organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate for your audience.

Edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.

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Over the history of this nation, there have been numerous technological advances that have dramatically impacted the manner in which the citizens work and live. From the firearm to the microchip, various advances have made life easier and narrowed the gap between people. However, no invention has impacted life in this country more than the internal combustion engine.

The internal combustion engine has had a significant impact upon various facets of modern American life. First, the engine served to power agricultural machinery that produced food for the masses. So productive were such machines that food production increased to a level where it was no longer required that each family produce its own bounty. Surpluses realized from the mechanized processes enabled others to pursue occupations ...

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The solution describes a technology that has single handedly had the greatest impact upon human life in 492 words.

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