Where would the United States be today without the innovations of:
1. Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison patented over 1000 inventions include the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and the motion picture;
2. Samuel F. B. Morse
His inventions include the telegraph and morse code;
3. Alexander Graham Bell
His inventions include the telephone in 1876;
4. Henry Ford
The automotive industry drove the American economy since it inception;
5. George Eastman
He invented the Kodak camera;
6. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
Many important inventions were invented or best produced in the United States. The reason is that the U.S. constitution created the structure of our government. The limits of the government provide free enterprise to grow by the incentive and fun involved in creating and inventing, and reaping the benefits of one's creation, generally through the U.S. patent system and international patent laws.
Where would the U.S. be had the above inventions been invented or primarily developed in another country?