Samuel Slater And The Rhode Island System
During the Industrial Revolution, Samuel Slater created the Rhode Island System, a system for improving textile production. The Rhode Island System was used to get families to work at textile mills in Slatersville, Rhode Island. Slater provided housing for the working families at his mills. He also provided a general store, so the workers could get their food and supplies from the store. This was a efficient way to get workers to stay at the textile mills to work.