Samuel Slater

"Father of American Industry"

SS (Samuel Slater) was a skilled mechanic in a British textile mill - when he heard that Americans were offering $ for the plans of British textile factories, he decided to leave britain.
Samuel Slater built the first successful textile mill in America powered by water.

He built his mill

up north in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Two decades later, there were 165 textile mills in New Endland.

Slater`s factory was a huge success.

Before long, other American manufacturers began using his ideas.