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Rhode Island and Lowell system

Rhode Island system

The Rhode Island system was made possible by Samuel Slater developed in the 1820's. Slater's strategy of hiring families and dividing factory work into simple tasks(Rhode Island System) became a very popular strategy In reward, Samuel Slater was given a chance to build a town. He built the town with his brother John Slater and named the town Slatersville.


Lowell system

The Lowell System was made possible by Francis Cabot Lowell around the 1810's. This strategy was based on water-powered textile mills that employed young, unmarried women from local farms. The system included a loom that could both spin thread and weave cloth in the same mill. Lowell's first mill was in Boston, Massachusetts. after so much success, in 1822,he named a town called Lowell in Massachusetts.