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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 10/11
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The growth of industry in the United States evolved over time. This was unlike England where the process was quick and thus deserves the title of Industrial Revolution.  The event in the United States is better termed as the Industrial Evolution.  Explain the influences of the advancements of technology, communication, and transportation upon this industrial event.  How did Ely Whitney influence the progress of both the North and the South?  Who were the first workers in the northern factories?  What was the Lowell System?  How did slavery help the north?  Relate Article I, section 8 of the Constitution to the growth of industry.  Which canal was the most successful, why?  Why changes were needed in agriculture to promote industrial growth, why?  Where did the new imagrants come from during the 1840's?  What impact did they have on industry?
 
TERMS
cotton gin
interchangeable parts
textile
trade union
Robert Fulton
Samuel Slater
John Deere
Cyrus McCormick
Elias Howe
Samuel Morse
 
 
READING TO CONSIDER
-SOAP
-Discuss the topic of slavery

AP EXAM QUESTIONS
2003 FORM A, PART B
Question 3
In what ways did developments in transportation bring about economic and social change in the United States during the period 1820 to 1860?
2006 FORM B, PART B
Question 4
In what ways and to what extent was industrial development from 1800 to 1860 a factor in the relationship between the northern and the southern states?
2007 FORM B, PART B
Question 3
Compare the experiences of TWO of the following groups of immigrants during the period 1830 to 1860.
English, Irish, German

 
 
 
 
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