By the 20th century, NJ would become the most urban and industrialized state
Flying shuttle allowed for faster weaving and paved the way for new techNo till injection farming by jethrotull, seed drillThe navigation laws prevented the colonies from making their own processed goods, so the colonies wanted to break away Trade was the backbone of the colonies Samuel Slater- left England with the blueprints for textile machinery, built first successful textile factory in the new world
Mills and factories along the Hudson were erectedSet the stage for the civil war, north was more industrialized and better equippedBenjamin Franklin lightning rod- also increased interest in science First astronomical telescope was invented in North America
The big cities would be an effect of the revolutionWatt engine was more efficient because of an added cooling cylinderAllowed Marx to develop his theories about the proletariat
The colonial industrial revolution
Ideas from England
› Newcomen steam engine- 1712
› John Kay’s flying shuttle- 1733
Spinning Jenny- 1765
› Rising population/Rising demand
British navigation laws
Manufacturing process transferred from
New water power
› Hudson river used
› Tributaries and water falls
Eventually superseded by steam
Cost of goods started to fall
By 1775, PA, NY, NJ had more forges and
furnaces in operation than all of England
Reduced dependency on England
› More goods now made in colonies
Change in lifestyle
New technology that would revolutionize
› Watt steam engine-1776
Rise of working class
Standard of living increased
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