July 5, 1855
Two great men
Samuel Slater and Eli Whitney were big parts of the beginning of the industrial revolution in our great country of The United States. If it weren't for Samuel Slater who memorized the plans of a textile mills we know today, he used water to power these mills. Eli Whitney addresses our problems of not making things quickly enough he made a way for us to exchange identical parts repair time in half.
Recent strikes have caused businesses to raise wages and create safer environment. These strikes have caused businesses to fail and employers to hire Trade Union Worker. A strong voice in the union movement is Sarah G. Bagley. Six years ago she formed the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association. This association has two main goals influence an investigation of working conditions by the Massachusetts state legislature and to obtain 10 hour work days.
Transportation on the Move
Steaming up Stream
All Aboard the Steam Train
Powering It Up
Beeping Our Way Across the Country
Liquid to Gas
Technology has now transformed factories but it was on the move. People thought that they needed to improve upon the tools they used for farming. One of these people was John Deere. He noticed that his friends to Illinois were having trouble plowing the tick soil with their iron plows. He thought a steel one would work a lot better. He was right and soon he was selling a thousand plows a year. Cyrus McCormick thought to improve upon a different part of farming. He improved upon to reaper. A tool that it used to cut wheat and other grains. He made the reaper a mechanical tool. He gave demonstrations and provided repairs and spare parts. HE also let customers buy the reapers with credit. Using these two inventions farming has boomed.