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Foy Ch. 12 Vocab

The first full-sized U.S. commercial steamboat; developed by Robert Fulton and tested in 1807. Clermont
A Supreme Court ruling in 1824 that reinforced the federal government’s authority over the states. Gibbons v. Ogden
A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid-1700’s. Industrial Revolution
The rapid growth in the speed and convenience of transportation Transportation Revolution
A process developed by Eli Whitney in the 1790’s that called for making each part of a machine exactly the same. interchangeable parts
The refusal of workers to perform their jobs until employers meet their demands. strikes
A system developed by Alfred Lewis Vail for the telegraph that used a certain combination of dots and dashes to represent each letter of the alphabet. Morse code
Cloth textile
The efficient production of large numbers of identical goods. mass production
Workers’ organizations that try to improve working conditions. labor unions
A machine perfected by Samuel F.B. Morse in 1832 that uses pulses of electric current to send messages across long distances through wires. telegraph
The tools used to produce goods or to do work. technology
The use of waterpowered textile mills that employed young, unmarried women in the 1800’s, Lowell System
A system developed by Samuel Slater in the mid-1800’s in which whole families were hired as textile workers and factory work was divided into simple tasks. Rhode Island System
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