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This brief PowerPoint presentation will help you to remember the things we've already discussed about the Industrial Revolution in America.

This brief PowerPoint presentation will help you to remember the things we've already discussed about the Industrial Revolution in America.

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  • Samuel Slater, Eli Whitney, Lowell—textile and Model Factory Town Question
  • Eli Whitney
  • Francis Cabot Lowell
  • Lowell Mills, brief explained
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  • * The new class of factory workers in America
  • * You will be reading a primary source written by Lucy Lacrom. Larcom was one of the young girls that worked at the textile mills in Lowell. However, before you begin this assignment it is important to take time to think about what we already know. Larcom at the mill later in life.
  • I bet I can make a ton of money if I memorize this plans. Seen here is Samuel Slater. He is often credited with starting the Industrial Revolution in America because he memorized the plans to a British mill and brought them to the United States. View slide
  • Eli Whitney developed the idea of interchangeable parts. Now factories could make one part that could be used in a variety of products. This made running factories profitable (able to make money). View slide
  • Here are a few images of Lowell, then and now. You also see a picture of the looms that helped create the textiles in the factory.