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The Industrial Revolution
A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production.
textiles
cloth
Eli Whitney
Created the first interchangeable parts, and also came up with mass production.
interchangeable parts
each part of products is made exactly the same
mass production
the efficient production of large numbers of identical goods
trade unions
organizations created by workers to improve working conditions
Transportation Revolution
A rapid growth in the speed and convenience of transportation.
Railroads
Tom Thumb was the first American locomotive. 2,800 miles of tracks were laid by 1840, and 30,000 miles by 1860.
telegraph
a device that instantly sends messages through electric wires
Morse code
Combinations of dots and dashes represent each letter of teh alphabet according to a system developed by Samuel Morse.