Industrial Revolution: Farming to Factory
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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION From Farm to Factory in the U.S. 1800's
People came to America for the plentiful land. They were primarily farmers prior to 1750.
Industrialization Came Late to America There was little money for investment. The market for manufactured goods was small. Great Britain guarded her manufacturing secrets.
Causes for the Industrial Revolution in the U.S.
Eli Whitney started the process.He invented a machine that started the Industrial Revolution in America. Next, he invented one that continued the revolution.
Early industrial espionage brought textile machines to the U.S.
The first factories were textile mills in New England for several reasons.Poor soil encouraged manufacturing not farming.
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