HIST 146 Nov, 16 2016.docx - Lawl is faced with a problem...

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Lawl is faced with a problem He take the immigrant labor option Industrialization: create factory that can mass produce good instead of making one at a time A way to make products cheaper, faster, easier and mass production War of 1812 wouldn’t have made a new textile industry if they didn’t have access to cotton In 1780’s price of cotton dropped By the 1790’s cotton became unprofitable The price to produce cotton, pick cotton wasn’t hard to do Cotton is sticky and seeds stick to the fibers Problem was removing seeds from cotton and grooming the cotton took all day Too many slaves 1794: Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin as a way to remove seeds from cotton Now you can triple the earnings Cotton and Slavery were now profitable Eli Whitney’s invention caused the civil war Freeing the slaves would bankrupt the cotton growers Textiles became new nation industry system If you are hiring the lowest cost for labor then you get Artisans made things by hand Shoes made by a cobbler: style, size, and made to order Now there is a factory that mass produces them Cheaper to buy from factory then Artisans Factories began to replace artisans in the marketplace A new growing obsession with time How can you maximize output in a certain amount of time America is obsessed with time and speed, becoming key part of American society

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