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Chapter 12 vocab

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution This is a period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid 1700s.
Textiles Cloth items
Eli Whitney An inventor that proposed mass production and interchangeable parts.
Technology The tools used to produce items or do work.
Interchangeable Parts Parts of a machine that are identical.
Mass Production The efficient production of large numbers of identical goods.
Rhode Island System This was Slater's strategy of hiring families and dividing factory work into simple tasks.
Francis Cabot Lowell A busninessman from New England that changed the textile industry in the US.
Lowell System This is the use of water powered mills that employed young unmarried women in the 1800s.
Trade Unions This is a workers' organization that tries to improve working conditions.
Strikes This is the refusal of workers to perform their jobs until employers meet their demands.
Labor Reform A movement to change working conditions
Transportation Revolution This is the rapid growth in the speed and convenience of transportaion.
Robert Fulton This man was an American engineer and inventor, he built the first full-sized steamboat - The Clermont
Gibbons V Ogden This is a supreme court ruling that reinforced the federal government's authority over the states.
Telegraph This is a machine perfected by Samuel E D Morse to send messages across long distances.
Morse Code This is a system developed by Alfred Lewis Vail for the telegraph using combinations of dots and dashes to represent the alphabet.
Cyrus McCormick This is an American inventor and industrialist who invented the reaper and harvesting machine.
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