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The Industrialized North
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The American inventor_________ developed the idea of interchangeable parts.
Answer: Eli Whitney
___________ built the first textile mill in the United States.
Answer: Samuel Slater
The British inventor__________ made key improvements to the steam engine.
Answer: James Watt
The American inventor__________ developed one of the first steamboats.
Answer: Robert Fulton
Based on this map, the largest concentration of industry was in the
According to the map, the Southern economy depended heavily on the production of
Which of the following statements describe similarities between railroads and steamboats? Check all of the boxes that apply
Answer: Both depended on steam power to work.
Answer: Both lowered the cost of transporting goods.
Answer: Both carried goods more quickly than earlier methods of transportation had.
Choose the right word to complete each sentence.
The operation of steamboats on the Mississippi River led to economic growth in the
The United States had about ____________ miles of railroad tracks in 1850.
In 1840, the United States had__________ as many miles of track as it did in 1850.
Answer: Less than a half
Based on the information in this graph, the speed of railroad construction___________ between 1840 and 1850.
Which of the following statements about the typical factory work done during the Industrial Revolution is true?
Answer: Factory workers put in very long hours for six days a week.
Which of the following statements about factory workers is correct?
Answer: Young women were often hired to work in factories.
What is Larcom's main complaint about factory work?
Answer: She dislikes the speed of the machinery.
What were the causes of nativism? Check all of the boxes that apply.
Answer: Nativists feared losing jobs to immigrants.
Answer: Nativists did not like the beliefs or religion of the new immigrants.
What were nativists' main goals? Check all of the boxes that apply.
Answer: To prevent immigrants from being able to vote
Answer: To limit immigration to the United States
Answer: To make it harder for immigrants to become citizens
Now think about what you've learned about the growth of cities in the 1800s.
Identify two or three reasons why cities grew so rapidly between 1800 and 1850.
Give your answer in at least two complete sentences.
Answer: Rise of Industry, eg steel, engines.
Answer: Explosion of the Gold Rushes
Answer: Increasing living conditions
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