Erie Canal National Road Steamboats and Canals Iron Horse
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
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.
Who is Who Sam Slater "Father of the Factory System“ Francis Lowell Growth of cities Rapid urbanization created an array of problems
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?"
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