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It was illegal to have diagrams and they were state secrets.
Why did Samuel Slater memorize the details of textile machines to come to the United States?
Where was the first textile mill in the United States built?
What invention made it more profitable to grow cotton?
Who invented the cotton gin?
What was the weekly salary of mill girls in Massachusetts?
How much money did the mill girls pay for rent and food?
Seamstresses and servants
What workers made less than a dollar a week?
Which leader wanted the United States to become an industrial nation?
Who believed that the United States should remain a nation of small farms?
What guarantees and inventors legal protection for his invention?
Which event provided a massive jump-start to the industrialization of the United States?
John D. Rockefeller
Which businessmen created the Standard Oil Company?
What name was given to the period after the Civil War when rapid industrialization led to huge fortunes for some?
Which immigrant from Scotland became the owner of the largest steel company in America?
Who made his fortune in steamships and railroads?
One person or company is in control, prices and wages are fixed, and competitors are forced out
What happens in a monopoly?
Which businessman financed more than 3000 public libraries?
Who was so powerful that he even loaned money to the United States government?
What term describes industrialists who got rich through unfair business practices?
Which Monopoly was broken up into 37 new companies in 1911?
In which country did the Industrial Revolution begin?
What was the first product to be produced by the new machines and methods of the industrial revolution?
Coal and iron
Which resources did Great Britain have that helped encourage the development of industry?
What does the word textile mean?
What material is heated in an airtight oven to make coke?
Spinning Jenny, flying shuttle, and water-powered loom
What increased the production of cloth in the 1700s?
What was the most significant invention of the Industrial Revolution?
Which inventor improved the steam engine?
Which raw material was essential to the production of iron?
New inventions, plentiful supplies of coal and plentiful supply of iron
Which conditions were important in the development of the industrial revolution?
Who designed a steamboat for caring many goods and people?
What invention sent the message "What hath God wrought!"?
What was built to connect United States cities in the east and west?
What was the fastest means of travel from New Orleans, Louisiana to Louisville, Kentucky?
It was an engineering success
Why was the Erie Canal important?
Which invention in the 1830s speeded up communication?
Alexander Graham Bell
Who invented the telephone?
Government funding, private investments and land grants to railroads
How was the building of railroads financed?
In which midwestern State did the National Road end?
Military, businesses and average citizen
To whom was the telegraph important?
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