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S. S. Ch. 12

Industrial Revolution A period of rapid growth in using machines for manufacturing and production
Textiles Cloth items
Technology The tools used to produce items or to do work
Eli Whitney Invented interchangeable parts
Interchangeable Parts Parts of a machine that are identical
Mass Production The efficient production of large numbers of identical goods
Manufacture To make goods
Assembly Line Long conveyor belt
Thomas Jefferson (quote on imports) We must make our own things like farmers and their food
Rhode Island System A strategy of hiring families and dividing factory work into simple tasks
Slatersville Mill owners hired men with growing families
The Lowell System Based on water powered textile mills that employed young, unmarried women from local farms. The system included a loom that could both spin thread and weave cloth in the same mill
Lowell Girls Young mill girls
Union Collective bargaining to improve pay and working conditions
Strike Workers who refused to work until employers met their demands
Sarah G. Bagley Founded Lowell Female Labor Reform Association in 1844 and publicized the struggles of factory labors
Transportation Revolution A period of rapid growth in the speed and convenience of travel because of new methods of transportation
The clermont The first full sized commercial steamboat
Gibbons v Ogden Reached the SC and ended the monopolistic control over waterways in states
New Fuel Locomotives
Samuel F. B. Morse Invented the telegraph
Telegraph A device that could send information over wires across great distance
Steam Power Factories ran on steam
John Deere Made the steel plow
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