19th Century Industrialization


Transportation Revolution

Transportation Revolution- A period of rapid growth in the speed and convenience of travel because of New methods of transportation.

Transportation created a boom because business across the Eastern United States reduced shipping times and cost.

Manufacturing and Industry

This new era introduced factories, with machines and predetermined tasks, producing items to be shipped and sold elsewhere. During the first half of the 1800’s American Industry in the North was truly born. The first important breakthrough took place in how textiles were made.

Working Conditions in Factories

Last Tuesday we were paid. In all I had six dollars and sixty cents paid $4.68 for board. She was going in or coming out of the mill and slipped down, it being very icy. Lowell constructed boardinghouses for the women. Technological improvements sped up the process and merchants began to build large textile mills, or factories, near rivers and streams.
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