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FMS 8th Ch 12

U.S. History

TermDefinition
Industrial Revolution A period of rapid growth in using machines for manufacturing and production.
Samuel Slater A skilled British mechanic, immigrated to U.S. after carefully memorizing designs of textile machines.
Eli Whitney Inventor of interchangeable parts and credited for the cotton gin. Increased production.
Interchangeable Parts Parts of machines that are identical--made machines easier to assemble and broken parts easier to replace.
Mass Production The efficient production of large numbers of identical goods.
Transportation Revolution A period of rapid growth in the speed and convenience of travel because of new methods of transportation.
Gibbons vs. Ogden A court case that reinforced the federal government's authority to regulate trade between the states ending monopolies of waterways.
Samuel F. B. Morse Perfected the telegraph.
Strikes Protest where workers refuse to work until employers meet their demands.
Trade Unions Groups that tried to improve pay and working conditions.
Lowell System Based on water powered textile mills that employed young unmarried women from local farms.
Rhode Isand System Strategy of hiring families and dividing factory work into simple tasks.
Created by: Stoll FMS