Industrial Revolution. The New American Dream. Objectives. Be able to identify factors that contributed to industrial growth. Be able to identify important inventors and explain how their inventions contributed to the industrial revolution.
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The New American Dream
“The special aptitude of this race for colonization, its vigor and enterprise, and its capacity for governing, although brilliantly manifested in all parts of the world, have never ben shown to such advantages as in America.”
Need to speed up weaving
Power loom created
Increased demand for raw cotton
Invention of the cotton gin
Demands for stronger iron
Improvements in iron smelting and the development of steel
One invention inevitably leads to improvements upon it and to more inventions