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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

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industrial revolution
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
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
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
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
Expansion of Agriculture- South
  • Made cotton and tobacco
  • Used slaves
  • Civil war made profit on crops drop dramatically
advances in transportation
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
c anals and railroads
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
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
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
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
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