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  • The U.S began to industrialize for multiple reasons, including their natural resources in the land, along with the abundance of workers. Additionally, Samuel Slater, a British mill worker, emigrated to the U.S. and was able to share designs that led to the first U.S. factories.
  • "We farmers (and immigrants) want to work!!"
  • "I have come from England with the plan for a spinning machine committed to memory!"
  • Francis Cabot Lowell (left) and his four investors (right) mechanized the steps of making textiles. They opened their first factory in Waltham, MA, and paved the road for more textile factories.
  • "Lets mechanize the steps of making textiles!"
  • The new creation of railroads across the U.S. allowed for city populations to grow (e.g. Chicago and Minneapolis), and for goods to be spread more easily.
  • Large businesses required large amounts of money, and to get that money, business people would sell sections of their business to get money, and share in the profit with those it was sold to. Those large businesses became known as corporations.
  • "Say, I have to build more of these railroads. Would you like to become a part owner of my business and therefore give me the money to build them?"
  • "Why yes, I would! Then I could profit if you are successful, which I bet you will be because EVERYONE loves railroads!"
  • "I have come from England with plans for spinning machinery to revolutionize your textile industry Belgium!"
  • William Cockerill travelled to Belgium in 1799 carrying plans for textile tech. He helped in Belgiums industrialization, and his son, John, eventually created an industrial enterprise.
  • "Our new railroads will connect our manufacture cities, allowing for much better connections and productivity."
  • "Ah yes! The British systems and engineers we now have will certainly assist in our success!"
  • The two main changes that Germany made were adopting British ideas, and British equipments/engineers, and establishing railroads. Both allowed for stronger development.
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