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Industrial Revolutio

Industrial Revolution gradually machines took the place of many hand tools; much of the power once provided by people and horses began to be replaced, first by flowing water and then by steam engines
factory system brings workers and machinery together in one place
capitalists people who invest capital, or money in a business to earn a profit
mass production the rapid manufacturing of large numbers of identical products
interchangeable parts identical pieces that can be assembled quickly by unskilled workers
urbanization the growing of cities due to the movement of people from rural areas (farms) to cities
telegraph a device that used electrical signals to send messages quickly over long distances
famine widespread starvation
nativists people who wanted to preserve the country for white American-born Protestants
discrimination the denial of equal rights or equal treatment based on race, religion, culture or nationality
cotton gin machine that used a spiked cylinder to remove seeds from cotton fibers
slave codes laws that controlled every aspect of slaves' lives
prohibition a total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol
abolitionists reformers who wanted to abolish slavery
suffrage the right to vote
Created by: francisn3
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