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Unit 4 Experience 1

Vocabulary for Experience 1 Unit 4

TermDefinition
Cotton Gin A machine invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 to remove seeds from short-staple cotton; revolutionized the cotton industry
Eli Whitney American inventor whose cotton gin changed cotton harvesting procedures and enabled large increases in cotton production; He introducd the technology of mass production through the development of interchangeable parts in gun making.
Francis Cabot Lowell American industrialist who developed the Lowell system, a mill system that included looms that could both weave thread and spion cloth. He hired young women to live and work in his mill.
Industrial Revolution A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid-1700s
Interchangeable Parts A process developed by Eli Whitney in the 1790s that called for making each part of a machine exactly the same
Lowell System The use of waterpowered textile mills that employed young, unmarried women in the 1800s
Samuel Slater English industrialist who brought a design for textile mills to America; he is considered the founder of the American cotton industry.
Capital Wealth in the form of money or property; Material wealth used or available for use in the production of more wealth.
Labor A particular form of work or method of working; work for wages
Revolution A sudden or monumentous change in a situation
Scarcity Insufficiency of amount or supply; a shortage
Mass Production The manufacture of goods in large quantities, ofetn using standardized designs and assembly-line techniques
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