Someone, somewhere, must have put together an hour documentary about invention in the early Republic, or at least about factories and machinery transform American society. Major American inventions of this period 1800-1846:
vertical mill (or at least its immediate ancestor)
the McCormick reaper
the grain elevator
the sewing machine
Each of these is a major step in technological development--and I am sure that I could find far more with just a little bit of research.
There must be a documentary showing how mills and factories of the period use first water power, than steam power, to create the modern production system. But I have not a clue where they are.