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8 Cards in this Set

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Putting Out System
System where entrepreneur purchases raw materials to be "put out" into homes of workers, where manufacture, mainly spinning and weaving, took place
Agricultural Revolution
Gradual changes in agricultural techniques which improved productivity
Newcomen's engine
Steam-driven pump introduced in 1709 that enabled water to be sucked through a pipe. Enabled coal production to increase
James Watt
Invented condensing steam engine in 1775
Richard Arkwright
Constructed first cotton factories in Britain in 1769 at Crom ford near Nottingham.
Workers opposed to mechanized weaving who organised mchine breaking riots in the 1810's
Eli Whitney
American Inventro, pattented cotton gin in 1794
Opening of the First modern Railway