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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. Considered 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.
  3. He was a wealthy planter manufacturer who stretched a cable between Newfoundland and Irelnad. This was the first trans-Atlantic cable.
  4. 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.

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  1. Robert FultonIn 1807, Robert Fulton's boat, Clermont, was successfully tested on the Hudson River. It was the first vessel powered by a steam engine.


  2. Erie CanalAlong with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.


  3. Cyrus McCormickHe 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. Elias HoweIn 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.