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31 Cards in this Set

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Nat Turner's Rebelliion
Nat Turner led a group of slaves in a revolt against slaveowners
Samuel Slater
memorized the deisgn of textile mill machines and came to the United States to build them
Gibbons v. Ogden
-The principal of federal law over state law was upheld
-Gibbons was allowed to operate his steamboat in New York
Transportation Revolution
a period of rapid improvement in the speed, ease, and cost of transportation
the name given for owners of small farms
Sammuel Morse
Invented the telegraph
emotional Chrisitian songs that were used to express religious belief
Cyrus McCormick
developed a mechanical reaper that cut wheat more quickly
Eli Whitney
-came up with the idea to use interchangeable parts to mass produce guns for the US
-invented the cotton gin
Issac Singer
improved the sewing machine and help make it popular
Cotton Gin
pulled the seeds from the cotton
Industrial Revolution
a period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production
a device that sends and receives pulses of electrical current through a wire
the tools and machinery used to produce goods
cotton belt
an area from South Carolina to East Texas
Morse Code
different combinations of short and long pulses that represent numbers and letters
John Deere
Designed a steel plow
Tredegar Iron Works
the only large iron factory in the South
Francis Cabot Lowell
built a water powered loom where the thread and the whole cloth was made under one roof
Lowell System
the practice of hiring and housing unmarried women in factories
Scientific Agriculture
the use of scientific methods to improve crop production
large scale farmers who held more then 20 slaves
Robert Fulton
made a steamboat that was able to travel successfully on rivers
Trade Unions
orgnaizations that work to improve working conditions
Joeseph R. Anderson
-was the owner of Tredegar Iron Works
mass production
the making of large numbers of identical goods
Rhode Island System
when entire families are hired by a factory in hopes of attracting and keeping people
oral stories
Nat Turner
A slave from Virginia that believed god had called on him to end slavery
the refusal of employees to work until employers meet there demands