Francis Cabot Lewis
Invents the Lowell System
Francis Cabot Lewis has came up with the idea of the Lowell System. The Lowell System is a way for getting workers. In the system it only hires young unmarried woman to work at a loom that spins thread and wove cloth. The workers were paid between 2-4 dollars a week ( which was more than some jobs), but it costed $1.25 for room and board. The workers were known as Lowell girls. Lowell girls were encouraged to take classes and join clubs in their free time.