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The Arrival Of Industry


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The Arrival Of Industry

  1. 1. The Arrival of Industry 1793-1850s
  2. 2. The Way Things Were Made <ul><li>Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most basic goods in the world (like chairs, plates) were made whole in shops or were homespun by American families (clothes) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where? When? <ul><li>The Industrial Revolution began in the late 18 th century (1700s), and occurred throughout the early 19 th century (1800s) </li></ul><ul><li>Most historians acknowledge that it began in Great Britain, and quickly spread throughout other parts of the world </li></ul>
  4. 4. So what? What changed? <ul><li>Industrial Revolution involved major changes in mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Basically changes were from man-based labor to machine-based labor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Began with using machines to make textiles (clothes) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. When did it happen here? <ul><li>The Industrial Revolution began in the U.S. in 1793 with the opening of Samuel Slater’s water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slater is referred to by many historians as the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Inventions!! Inventions!! <ul><li>Many new inventions created new advances in industry; this created many more changes in the way work was done </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include………. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cotton Gin (1793) <ul><li>Invented by Eli Whitney </li></ul>
  8. 8. Steel Plow (1837) <ul><li>Invented by John Deere </li></ul>
  9. 9. Steamboat (1807) <ul><li>Invented by Robert Fulton </li></ul>
  10. 10. Vulcanized Rubber <ul><li>Invented by Charles Goodyear </li></ul>
  11. 11. Electric telegraph (1847) <ul><li>Invented by Samuel Morse </li></ul>