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America on the Move. 3 Areas of Change... 1. Industry 2. Inventions 3. Geography Effects. Samuel Slater & Francis Cabot Lowell Brought smuggled plans back from England to create textile mills Created $$$ for the U.S. through trade. Industry.

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3 Areas of Change...

1. Industry

2. Inventions

3. Geography Effects

industry
Samuel Slater & Francis Cabot Lowell

Brought smuggled plans back from England to create textile mills

Created $$$ for the U.S. through trade

Industry
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Factories offered 2 things to the American worker:

1.) A source of income

2.) Creation of Mills communities

Very significant for young women.

lowell mills
Lowell Mills
  • Large, city-like area where young girls 9-15 years could live and work until marriage.
  • Earned $2.00 a week
  • All room, board, food included
  • Monitored “Marm”
2 advantages
2 Advantages
  • Gave farm girls an out so they could earn money for a “good marriage”
  • Allowed freedom for these young women never known before
2 disadvantages
2 Disadvantages
  • Extremely dangerous area to work, often lost fingers, limbs and lives
  • Money they earned they could not keep—only a man could claim it.
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2. Inventions

Remember to fill in your notes of who invented what and how did it help the U.S.

steamboat
Steamboat
  • Robert Fulton inventor
  • Able to carry more
    • Cargo for increased trade
    • People
    • Helped increase profits
telegraph
Telegraph
  • Samuel Morse
  • Able to send communications across long distances faster & cheaper
  • Connected the U.S.
steam powered tractor
Steam-powered Tractor
  • John Deere
  • Used idea behind a steamboat with coal to assist farmers
  • More crops, more farmers, more westward movement
reaper
Reaper
  • Cyrus McCormick
  • Furthered ease of farming labor
  • The reaper was hand-held
  • Quicker harvest meant more lands to harvest
cotton gin
Cotton Gin
  • Catherine Green & Eli Whitney
  • Interchangeable parts
  • Helped increase the cotton production in the Southern plantations
  • Increased trade for U.S. which meant higher $$$ in tax revenues
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3.) Geographic Effects

Because of the inventions and the industrial revolution boom....

4 main effects that occurred

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1...

Triggered wide spread westward movement

Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, and by 1840 Texas

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2....

Cotton became the highest cash crop in the South

Cotton exports to Europe increase 150% in a decade

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3....

Native Americans were driven off lands used for Mills, farms, and plantations

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4...

Slavery increased by 2.5 million in 40 years

Slavery was abolished in 1808 after that any child born from a slave mother was considered a slave