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  1. 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."
  2. First railroad in the US it stretched from Baltimore, MD to Ohio.
  3. 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.
  4. Was a sailing ship desgined by Donald McKay, It could outrun any steamer with its towering masts and sails.

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  1. Eli WhitneyAlong with Isaac Singer, h invented the sewing machine in 1846. It was a labor-saving device for women.


  2. Pony Express 1860-1861He 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. Robert FultonThis 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.


  4. Samuel F.B. MorseIn 1844, Morse was the first to send a message by telegraph. He interuppted electric currents at different intervals to symbolize different letters.