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  1. Was a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.
  2. This system was an attempt to mass produce textiles. New England farm girls were used as laboreres and were carefully supervised on and off the job. Everything was done inside the factory. Wool went in adn textiles came out.
  3. This canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River. The construction was led by Govenor DeWitt Clinton. This marked the beginning of the "canal building craze."
  4. He was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.

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  1. Pony Express 1860-1861This mail service was established to carry mail from St. Joseph, MI to Sacramento, CA (2,000 miles) in 10 days. Morse's telegraph outdid the PonyExpress si the Express was closed down in 1861.

          

  2. Cyrus McCormickHe was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.

          

  3. Samuel SlaterConsidered the Father of the Factory System, Slater was a skilled British mechanic who escaped to America w/ plans for a machine that would spin cotton. He had memorized the plans to his machine because the British Gov't would not let any machine leave the country. The machine he built in 1793 upon arriving in RI was called the Spinning Jenny.

          

  4. Baltimore & Ohio RailroadFirst railroad in the US it stretched from Baltimore, MD to Ohio.

          

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