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  1. In 1793, Whitney invented his famous cotton gin, a machine that would separate the seed from the short-staple cotton fiber. He also influenced mass production by coming up with interchangeable parts for guns.
  2. First railroad in the US it stretched from Baltimore, MD to Ohio.
  3. He started the machanization of farming by inventing the reaper in 1831. Before, many laborers were needed to cut grain by hand, but with the reaper, the work could be done in a fraction of time.
  4. 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."

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  1. Lowell SystemConsidered 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.

          

  2. Cyrus FieldsHe started the machanization of farming by inventing the reaper in 1831. Before, many laborers were needed to cut grain by hand, but with the reaper, the work could be done in a fraction of time.

          

  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. Samuel F.B. MorseConsidered 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.

          

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