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Mikey Cotelesa, Taylor Frombach, Adrianna Duranti, Austin Pitt, Bryan Willcox, and Mark Mehok

(Cotton Gin)

Early Industrialization

Industrial Revolution

  • Major turning point in American History

  • Changed almost every aspect of life

  • 1750-1850

  • Steam power was introduced during this period of time

Industrial Revolution(cont.)

  • Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation and technology were the main industries

  • Samuel Slater is considered the father of the American Industrial Revolution

Cotton Gin

  • Was developed by Eli Whitney

  • Turning Point in the economic history of the U.S

  • Used by cotton farmers in the south

  • Was considered the future of the Southern farmers at the time

  • Cotton was the major product in the south so this was one of the revolutionary inventions of the South

Expansion of Agriculture- West

  • Fertile land and soil

  • Was for some people a new start in life

  • People farmed cattle and cows

  • Some people were prospectors in search of gold

Expansion of Agriculture- South

  • Made cotton and tobacco

  • Used slaves

  • Civil war made profit on crops drop dramatically

Advances in Transportation

  • In 1811 the first road was built. Now that road is called Route 40

  • Karl Benz invented the first automobile in 1886

  • Steamboats were a huge revolution in the way that American’s traded goods and received goods

  • The first steamboat in was successfully built by John Fitch in 1787

Canals and Railroads

  • Canals were designed for the use of steamboats

  • They were used for travel and transportation of goods

  • Railroads revolutionized travel at the time

  • It was used to transport goods

  • Many slaves and workers died laying railroad tracks


  • The telegraph at the time was the major revolution of communication

  • It was used with code through telegraph wires throughout the U.S

  • Samuel Morse, the inventor of Morse code invented the telegraph language, Morse code

  • These would be instrumental in the Civil War


  • During the Industrial Revolution many immigrants wanted to live the “American Dream” and come to America

  • There were so many immigrants coming from major port cities such as New York and San Francisco

  • The main races were Chinese, Irish and other Europeans

Famine in Ireland

  • In the 1800’s there was a great famine called the “Potato Famine”

  • This forced many Irish people to move to the east coast of the U.S

  • Duffy’s Cut is a famous historical site where many Irish immigrants were killed laying railroad tracks

Political Unrest in Germany

  • In the middle half of the nineteenth century almost half of Ireland and Germany immigrated to the U.S

  • There was severe unemployment, much unrest in the Government and inconceivable hardships at home

Recruiting the Chinese

  • During the Industrial Revolution many Chinese immigrants came to America for the California Gold Rush

  • They were enlisted into laying railroad tracks

  • Although there was a large scale immigration the population decreased over time

Reaction of Nativists

  • Some people to the were happy about the Mass Migration to the U.S while some were not

  • Most people were unhappy about the Chinese immigration

  • There was now competition for their work but they were doing the hard labor work for minimum wage and maximum hours

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