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Ch 11 - Industrial Revolution
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a time of great change in the way in which Americans made things.
English immigrant that brought the idea for using machines in the textile industry.
cloth (usually made from cotton)
factories in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts which employed farm girls to work in the textile industry
invented by Eli Whitney. Machine made parts that are all exactly alike. Allowed for easier/cheaper repairs.
inventor of the Steam Boat (The Clermont) Made transportation much more efficient (could now travel against river currents)
inventor of Morse Code. Also designed a better version of a telegraph which used his code. Greatly improved long range communications.
inventor of the light-weight Steel plow (pulled by horse or mule to cultivate ground for planting)
inventor of the Mechanical Reaper (machine for cutting grain)
inventor of the Cotton Gin and Interchangeable parts
machine used to clean cotton. Led to an increase in cotton production and an increase in the slave population.
leader of an infamous slave rebellion
man made waterway that stretched from Buffalo, New York throughout the Great Lakes and onto Chicago, Illinois. Connected the Mid-West to the nation's largest port (New York City)
strong feeling of pride and devotion to one's country
5th President of the United States
Era of Good Feelings
time of little political disputes. Everyone seemed to be getting along throughout the nation.
devotion to the interests of one geographic region over the interests of the country as a whole
over the issue of slavery in Missouri. It was decided Missouri entered as a slave state and Maine entered as a free state and all states North of the 36th parallel were free states and all South were slave states.
American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers
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