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History Notes January 17, 2013
Industrial Revolution in the USA * Growing population by the mid-1800s, the population of Europe and North America was on a rise. * The rapidly growing cities of the industrial world attracted people of different/every social class. Also the growing demand for textiles and other mass produced goods.
The effects of the American Industrial Revolution ranged from positive, in the form of growing cities, individual wealth, and philanthropy, negative, in the form of child labour, abusive working conditions, and unsanitary living conditions.
Positive and Negative impacts of the American Industrial Revolution on the United States
Positive
* Improve people’s
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The jobs were dangerous and if you died, no one really cared. * Political corruption in terms of the amount of money generated by the Industrial Revolution created a wealthy class who could use their wealth to achieve their personal and other gains. During most of the later Industrial Revolution, Washington DC politicians were hopelessly corrupt, and the people suffer in the process.

Inventions of the American Industrial Revolution
In 1794, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which made the separation of cotton seeds from fiber much faster. The South increased its cotton supply sending raw cotton north to be used in the manufacture of cloth. Francis C. Lowell increased the efficiency in the manufacture of cloth by bringing spinning and weaving processes together into one factory. This led to the development of the textile industry throughout New England.
The year 1846 saw Elias Howe creating the sewing machine which revolutionized the manufacture of clothing. Therefore clothing was done in factories instead of in the homes. While Eli Whitney coined the idea of using interchangeable parts in 1798 to make muskets and should standard parts be made by machine, then they could be assembled at the end more quickly than before. This became an important part of American industry and the Second Industrial Revolution. As stated before as industries and factories arose, people moved from farms

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