Chapter 7 2

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Chapter 7 2

  1. 1.  Erie Canal National Road Steamboats and Canals Iron Horse
  2. 2.  Free enterprise based on private property rights  Acquire capital and use it- no government intervention and the passage of general incorporation laws.  Allowed experimentation with new technologies Increased competition Low taxes = money to invest General Incorporation Laws Limited liability
  3. 3.  Stony soil discouraged farming and made manufacturing more attractive. Relatively dense population provided labor Shipping brought in capital while seaports made easy imports and exports. Rapid rivers provided abundant water power.
  4. 4.  Who is Who  Sam Slater "Father of the Factory System“  Francis Lowell Growth of cities  Rapid urbanization created an array of problems
  5. 5.  Increased the industrial growth in the U.S.  Interchangeable parts  Eli Whitney  Impact of the cotton gin (changed America and the world)  Samuel Morse  Telegraph -"What hath God wrought?"
  6. 6. Accounted for largest % of population increase 1.Germans 2.Catholic southern IrishGains for workers Laboring men get voting rights. Commonwealth v. Hunt (1842)Agriculture still leading economic activity

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