Northeastern City

July of 1850

Industrial Revolution

Mid 1700's, populations grew, creating a hard time for manufacturers to make enough things for everyone. Leading to the Industrial Revolution. A period of impatient growth in use of machinery and production. During the Industrial Revolution, a relevant breakthrough happened. How textiles were made.

Eli Whitney

Eli wanted to help with the problems of bad technology (machines) so he made a proposal for mass-producing guns using water. He made a promise stating he would build 10,000 muskets in 2 years. He then accomplished it, sending amazement to the president.

Textile Mills

How did the textile mills help?

The mill, saved the people so much more money, and saved so much time! Using water as a source of power, produced more jobs for people to work in factories.

Lowell system vs. Rhode Island System

The brilliant strategy of hiring families and dividing factory work to make into simple jobs was then called the Rhode Island system, whereas the Lowell system was based on textile mills, that only employed young unmarried woman from local farms could work at.

What are the Trade Unions

Trade Unions in this time, were groups that tried to enhance pay and working conditions

How did transportation bring a change?

Around the 1860's you couldn't travel more than 30 miles from your town. This new idea of building railroads and trains, was a big hit! Now you would be able to travel 200 miles! This gave a lot of help to towns because you could ship things further so more towns and better resources.

Did the steamboats help people in this time?

The steamboats were invented in the late 1700's but were not used greatly used until the early 1800's but helped ship many more things across the oceans and rivers to help the poorer towns.
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Did railroads help in this time?

Everything the steamboat did in this time, is everything the railroads can do except over land. But these also didn't get popular until about the 1830's. As more railroads were built, many builders overcame tough challenges and helped improve many towns.

What was the telegraph?

The telegraph was a device that could send information across wires to far distances. Soon after Morse Code invention, telegraphs started sending and receiving information for governments , business's, and newspapers. The telegraph grew with the railroads, the companies strung wires on poles along the railroads.

How was steam power a big effect?

Most of the factories all were powered by water, meaning those factories had to be built my streams or waterfalls. But with steam power, it allowed you to build factories pretty much anywhere! With that, it provided easier access to the workers, lowering wages for them.

How was farm equipment improved?

The new technology has also improved farms! John Deere realized how difficult it was plowing thick soil with iron plows, so he had an idea that steel blade may work better. Which was a success! John was then selling 1,000 plows per year by 1846. By 1860 farmers were producing more than 170 million bushels of wheat and more than 800 million of corn per year!
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What inventions were thought of in homes?

First was the sewing machine, it was created by Elias Howe, and improved by Isaac Singer.

Next were iceboxes.They were cooled by large ice blocks, that stored fresh food safely for long times.

Also was Iron cookstoves that began replacing cook fires. Companies mass produced these inventions, allowing families to buy house items such as a clock that were about $50 until companies began producing. At that point, they were then selling clocks for $1.50 each.